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CPS statement on sentencing of Roshonara Choudhry

03/11/2010

Simon Clements, Head of the CPS Special Crime Division, said:

"An MP's surgery where they meet their constituents is one of the cornerstones of our democracy. It allows the public to discuss their concerns face-to-face with their elected representatives about the issues that matter to them. Roshonara Choudhry decided against any peaceful discussion of issues that concerned her and instead seized an opportunity to attack a man she had never met and who had never wished her any harm. The court was told that one of the aggravating factors in this case was that Ms Choudhry clearly planned in advance to attack Mr Timms and expressed no remorse afterwards. She admitted without hesitation that her intention was to end her victims life, but has succeeded only in ruining her own."

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