Wednesday, 15 June 2011

10 Mnths! K Thnx Bai!

A Polish man who beat up a woman at Blackburn has learned of his 10 months jail term by text after leaving the country.
SNORK!
Judge Pamela Badley sentenced him in his absence to 10 months prison.
Less time served…

Oh, wait.
Following the hearing, Mr Hind said the ‘sentencing text’ was a first. He added: “His passport was seized as part of his bail conditions, but he’s managed to get through somehow.

“If he ever lands on British soil he’ll be arrested at port of entry and jailed. But I can’t say if he’ll be back.”
It seems that, thanks to our useless border controls, no-one can say if he’ll be back! He may already be back, of course...

10 comments:

Gallovidian said...

What happened to those European arrest warrants? Are they only for people who say the wrong thing?

To hell with the EU.

allcoppedout said...

Why tip him off about the sentence at all?

Ex-Pat Alfie said...

@ Gallovidian

The UK Border Agency can't use them until the CPS has considered the ramifications of the Human Rights Act and Elf 'n Safety have carried out a full risk assessment.
In the mean time they will only be used to damn the innocent.

Tattyfalarr said...

I see your K Thanx Bai ! and raise you an OMGLOLZWTFBBQ !!!111 :)

Anonymouslemming said...

Uh, he got through somehow ? Really? What a shock.

I've been to France on my motorcycle 3 times in the last year. I've never had any documentation checked at Folkstone - it's only coming back in that anyone has ever checked me.

Hell, I can get back into this country without removing my helmet, or my wife removing hers. I can't even buy petrol like that !

Captain Haddock said...

"He may already be back, of course" ...

And working in a supervisory capacity for the UKBA ..

James Higham said...

If he's bad-mouthed the EU, they'd know exactly where he was.

mj said...

Of COURSE UKBA will be able to'catch' him if he comes back. Providing he uses his (true?) ID - not the same details as he used to get out?

JuliaM said...

"What happened to those European arrest warrants? "

Ex-Pat Alfie has the answer, I fear...

"Why tip him off about the sentence at all?"

It's probably a legal obligation to do so?

" I can get back into this country without removing my helmet, or my wife removing hers. I can't even buy petrol like that !"

Indeed!

"If he's bad-mouthed the EU, they'd know exactly where he was."

Good point.

David Gillies said...

Last time I visited the UK, passport control at Heathrow was the fastest and most cursory of the three stages I went through. Of course when you're leaving a country, the examination is generally swift and unproblematic. US border control is the most burdensome, but even there I've never had a problem, despite the horror stories. Arriving in Britain? My luggage popped onto the carousel about a minute after I'd de-planed and off I went, through an empty aisle, to the guy at the desk. He gave a brief, incurious glance at my passport and waved me through. I actually got out of the terminal 25 minutes before my plane was due to land (thanks to some bitching jet stream winds we hit at 40,000 feet, our ground speed was over Mach 1 for a couple of hours.) I was happy, of course, but a little perturbed at how casual it all was.