UKBA.Border Force Court Case This Tues, Sept 25th

Come and see for yourselves a UKBA/Border Force court case at Hull Magistrates Sept 25th 10.00am. lt's about tobacco being seized from a cross-border shopper. He is trying to get his goods back as he contends they were wrongly seized. Border Force only have the officers notebook for evidence but unlike most cases it has not been signed by our cross-border shopper to say it was a true account. lnstead he has got an actual recording of the interview which contradicts the contents of the notebook.

Should be interesting :) Come and give your support!

Actually there's 2 cases tomorrow. George is in court in Scotland accused of Racial Breach of the Peace by the UKBA officer who seized his goods.

Best of luck George! 


  1. Gosh! If only I could! (Too many duties at home). Good luck!


  2. A bit too far but I wish you all the best of luck, Get the liars!

  3. I'm sure you will give us a blow by blow account.

  4. Is there any chance the case will run into Wednesday,I can't make Tuesday but would love to see some of it.
    John Gibson

  5. Would be truly great if someone could film or audio record both of these cases for those of us who cannot make it. Not that I would want to invade on anyone's privacy... best to get consent from the cross-border shoppers first! :)

  6. Tony lost and got hit with £2719 costs. lnteresting case and will update site with details later. l have to get to a meeting now and don't envisage being back till late tonight.

  7. Poor sod! £2719 costs is just vindictive.

  8. Jay, last time I checked, unfortunately recording and videoing in a British court is against the law and would be at the very least subject to a contempt of court charge, and a trip to the cells.

  9. Thanks for that info, Regular Tripper. I've never been arrested nor have I ever set foot in any court for any reason at all, so I'm totally oblivious to the whole process. I've seen a few vids of YouTube, though, so I just assumed it was OK. My bad.

    Anyway, I want to say that I'm looking forward to finding out why the case was lost, but I'm not entirely sure I want to know.


"In the eyes of the Tribunal the review letter contained several preconceptions, prejudgments and non-sequiturs"

"the absurdity of this reason is demonstrated by simply stating it"

"We therefore find that Mr Sked misdirected himself as to the Policy in carrying out the review and his decision is therefore one that no reasonable review officer could have arrived at."

... commonly known here at N2D as 'Skeds' ... that is to say these are Judges comments regarding UKBA Review Officer Ian Sked's reasons for rejecting peoples appeals against seizures.

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