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Judge allowed defendant to be accompanied by his cat in court

by | 2nd, December 2015

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To Chelmsford Crown Crown, Essex, where defendant Aiden Wiltshire, 72, is in the dock. To his side is his cat  Taylor, perched in a wheeled shopping trolley.

ITV says Mr Wiltshire “continually stroked” his cat.

Wiltshire’s lawyer, Gavin Burrell ,says of the cat and this client:

“It’s a crutch which he relies on. It’s in a basket and not roaming free. I appreciate it sounds somewhat odd but there’s documentary evidence that the cat does provide emotional support for the defendant to cope.”

As the defendant left the court, the judge a dvised him “don’t let the cat out of the bag”.

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