The man who shot a Court Bailiff in Brixton got a fifteen year prison sentence today. Andrew Stephenson, aged 49 of, Strathleven Road, London SW2 was sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court today, Friday 16 May.
If this accident had happen two years earlier it would have been me who would have been shot as, I was the Brixton eviction Bailiff who would have executed the warrant of possession in that area. This was an isolated incident and to be fair to the people of Brixton, I never encountered this kind of incident during my two years there as a Lambeth County Court Bailiff.
Brixton is a great place with good people, sadly some observers are blighted by this fact due to the stigma still associated to the Brixton riots.