Judge allowed defendant to be accompanied by his cat in court
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.”
The tin lid is place on this story when we tell you that Wiltshire, of Chelmsford, is accused of two offences of… stalking. He has not yet entered any pleas. His case was adjourned until the new year.
The cat is blameless, allegedly.