Solicitor urges magistrates to be careful in how they incorporate tweet into their decision

The solicitor Simon Nicholls urged the magistrates to be very careful in how they incorporated the tweet into their decision.

"She was angry and annoyed when she sent that. It doesn't mean it was accurate.

"Mr Hockley told two national newspapers that the car was tearing round the bend and knocked him off his bike - today he said that wasn't the case...

"Things get misrepresented."

– Simon Nicholls, Solicitor

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