Initially, Ms Islan’s complaint was dealt with by West Yorkshire Police before being passed to colleagues in Essex, who decided it was a hate crime. ......Trans lobby group Mermaids missbehaving again.
Britain's first transgender hate crime prosecution has been halted by a judge who declared: There is no case and never was a case.
Miranda Yardley, 51, was put through ten months of hell after being accused of harassing a transgender activist on Twitter.
But District Judge John Woollard dismissed the case after a one-day hearing, saying there was simply no evidence.
Campaigners called the decision a victory for free speech, while the accused claimed police were being used to enforce a political ideology.
Britain's first transgender hate crime trial is halted after one day | Daily Mail Online
At one point during the hearing, Judge Woollard said: ‘Where is the evidence [of harassment] taking into account the need for free speech? You have to show a course of conduct and at the moment we have one tweet. ....
Essex Police said yesterday: ‘We take all reports of hate crime incidents seriously.’ Ms Islan said: ‘The decision to prosecute was made by the CPS [Crown Prosecution Service], not me personally and I accept the verdict of the court.’
Whatever you might say about the complainant, it seems to be the police and the Crown Prosecution Service who were mainly responsible for this idiotic waste of time!