Man convicted of filming inside magistrates’ court
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A man has been sentenced after he admitted breaking the law by filming inside a court building.
Reda Bouadi-Clifton, aged 43, of Woodhall Drive, Banbury, appeared at Northampton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, May 27, where he pleaded guilty to one count of taking a photograph in or around a court.
The charge related to an incident on the morning of April 27 this year at Wellingborough Magistrates’ Court in Midland Road, where Bouadi-Clifton was seen to be standing at the entrance and filming inside the court buildings.
Under the Criminal Justice Act 1925 this is against the law, and after court staff challenged him, they called 999 and Bouadi-Clifton was arrested and charged.
Bouadi-Clifton was sentenced to pay a £100 fine, £85 costs, £34 victim surcharge, and was made subject to a collection order. A deprivation order was also made in relation to his mobile phone – a court has the power to deprive an offender of property used for the purpose of committing or facilitating the commission of an offence.