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Trial by combat

Wed 23 Apr 2014 Updated 4 mins ago
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Court refuses trial by combat
By David Saposed 12201 AM GMT 16 Dec 2002
A court has rejected a man' s attempt to
invoke the ancient right to trial by combat, rather than
pay a fine for a minor motoring offence.
Leon Humphreys remained adamant yesterday that his
right to fight a champion nominated by the Driver and
Vehicle Licensing Agency (DELA) was still valid under
European human rights legislation, He said it would
have been a "reasonable" way to settle the matter.
Magistrates sitting at Bury St Edmunds on Friday had
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#1 - usarmyexplain (04/26/2014) [+] (48 replies)
The lack of honor is one thing that I think is really wrong with the world today.
#4 - thegrazel (04/26/2014) [+] (5 replies)
Let there be blood.   
Put me down for $20 on the Old man. I like the cut of his jib.
Let there be blood.
Put me down for $20 on the Old man. I like the cut of his jib.
#60 - grogovic (04/26/2014) [+] (2 replies)
**grogovic rolled image** Medieval ways.
User avatar #6 - Fjcf (04/26/2014) [+] (1 reply)
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Magistrates sitting at Bury St Edmunds on Friday had disagreed and instead of accepting his offer to take on a clerk from Swansea with "samurai swords, Ghurka knives or heavy hammers", fined him £200 with £100 costs.
Humphreys, an unemployed mechanic, was taken to court after refusing to pay the original £25 fixed penalty for failing to notify the DVLA that his Suzuki motorcycle was off the road.
After entering a not guilty plea, he threw down his unconventional challenge. Humphreys, from Bury St Edmunds, said: "I was willing to fight a champion put up by the DVLA, but it would have been a fight to the death."
#23 - badjojobeans (04/26/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Back in the day where you settled beef with fisticuffs.

Pic unrelated.
#29 - nuggetry (04/26/2014) [+] (1 reply)
**nuggetry rolled image** My weapon in a Trial by Combat
**nuggetry rolled image** My weapon in a Trial by Combat
#20 - dirtysneakers (04/26/2014) [+] (3 replies)
******* Orcs. Am I right?
#45 - ComradeBritish (04/26/2014) [+] (104 replies)
Nothing like Game Of thrones, nothing to the death. But bringing back dueling sabres would be interesting, although a big government agency would probably just hire a professional duelist every time so a lot of people would still pay the fine anyway. At least it'd make court interesting.
User avatar #53 - acheryus (04/26/2014) [-]
bloody pansies refusing a man his only honor given to him by the gods...
#188 - xxxsonic fanxxx (04/26/2014) [+] (2 replies)
**anonymous rolled image** The champion that the old man wanted to fight.
#2 - xxxsonic fanxxx (04/26/2014) [-]
Best thing I've seen in a while mate
User avatar #27 - deemetaldragon (04/26/2014) [+] (6 replies)
**deemetaldragon rolled user testaburger **User (contestant) ROLL YOUR OPPONENT!
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#185 - haloforlife (04/26/2014) [-]
Pay him to fight for you, seemed to work for the last guy who needed a champion.
#75 - theseustheminotaur (04/26/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Someone has been watching Game of Thrones
User avatar #19 - splendiddust (04/26/2014) [+] (31 replies)
I had a uhh debate we'll call it. With my friends a while back. The topic was would it be morally just if deathrow inmates could opt to battle to the death with eachother in an arena (bare hands, weapons whatever) and be granted a life sentance instead of death if they were to win a certain amount of games. And by win i mean not die.
#14 - eezo (04/26/2014) [+] (2 replies)
My uncle's name is Leon Humphreys   
   
That sounds like something he'd do, too
My uncle's name is Leon Humphreys

That sounds like something he'd do, too
#181 - chiefecho (04/26/2014) [-]
old mans face when
old mans face when
User avatar #52 - steviemo (04/26/2014) [-]
Home town mentioned. Swell with pride
User avatar #9 - theguywhoaskswhy (04/26/2014) [+] (7 replies)
It is my only hope in this life to reach an age where doing wildly eccentric **** like this is socially acceptable.
Just another 40 years to go!
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