According to a report in the London Evening Standard a convicted child trafficker was arrested when she turned up at her own discrimination hearing at the Central London Employment Tribunal.
Peace Sandberg was jailed for 26 months when she bought a three month old baby in Nigeria for £150 and tried to pass it off has her own in order to be allocated a council house in the UK. The court heard from council staff that she had attended Ealing Council offices with the baby, demanding accommodation and benefits, but they recalled that she had not been pregnant a few weeks earlier. As well as being sentenced, she was deported to Sweden (she holds joint Swedish and Nigerian citizenship).
However, she continued to pursue a claim of sex and race discrimination against her former employer, The Peabody Trust and duly turned up for her hearing on 13 May at the Central London Employment Tribunal. In his opening address to the tribunal, counsel for the Trust stated “the police are on their way” and they duly arrived at about 12.30 p.m. They sat in the public gallery until asked why they were there. One said “How long is the tribunal going to last; we can come back”. However, when told it could run for seven days, another officer is reported to have said “We should probably nick her now”. She was duly arrested and led away in handcuffs.
You may reasonably have assumed that would be the end of the tribunal case but, according to Inside Housing the case has been adjourned so that she can give evidence at the resumption by phone, written submission or video link.