Cake-thrower released from prison

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A British woman who was convicted of throwing a cake at a Norwegian government minister during last month’s Pride Parade in Oslo was released late last week after spending 30 days in prison.

The woman had refused to testify at her own trial or explain why she attacked Norway’s minister in charge of equality issues, Solveig Horne. The British citizen was arrested shortly after the attack which police took seriously, since it involved an assault on a government official.

She was sentenced to 45 days in jail and had appealed, with the new trial due to start in early October. Since she had already served 30 days in remand custody, her appeal would have had little meaning, lawyers agreed. Therefore her sentence was cut short and the woman was to be sent back to Britain.

newsinenglish.no staff