Our thanks to Y for this. An extract:
Christopher Knox, defending, said the doctor suffers from post traumatic stress disorder and PMDD – a disabling menstrual disorder which affects around 3-8 per cent of menstruating women.
Mr Knox said: ‘She had clearly got suicidal thoughts. She had an intention to drive into some stationary object with the view of ending her life. She had a very severe mental illness at the time we are talking about. She took drink as self-medication, unsuccessfully but compulsively on this unfortunate day.’
Mr Knox added that Morch-Siddall is ‘now a fit and proper person practising her profession’ and that her patients have all been ‘properly cared for’.
If you know of any cases where taking alcohol as “self-medication” has been used successfully by a man in mitigation, please let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org). It appears to be a uniquely female mitigating defence.
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Women are amazing!!
Drunk women can consign men to wheelchairs, and not go to prison!!!
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