Fictional justice

What would happen to the villains of children’s literature nowadays if the Crown Prosecution Service were able to make the mud stick? The Times consulted the Ministry of Justice…

*J.K. Rowling’s Lord Voldemort: 134 years in jail for crimes including genocide, murder, attempted murder, terrorism and child abuse.


*Mr McGregor, Beatrix Potter’s gardener and threat to Peter Rabbit: £6,000 fine for hunting rabbits without a licence.


*Fagin: 14 years for child slavery, 10 for grooming and six months for theft (not the gallows, as in Oliver Twist).


*Captain Hook: 69 years for piracy, incitement to violence, terrorism, theft, child abuse, animal cruelty and attempted murder.


Reported in The Times, Saturday February 1st 2014.


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Your’s is a point of view where real inlitlegence shines through.


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