What Really Happened – Previewing Saturday 11 October 1969



Crack Down on Football Thugs

According to the Mirror on Friday October 10:

Magistrates should be tougher with football hooligans, a High Court judge said yesterday.

Mr Justice Roskill told the Magistrates’ Association at their London annual conference that the first results of the new suspended sentence system in cases of violence were discouraging.

He urged the magistrates “Do not hesitate to be stern, where sternness is called for”






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