A drunken senior sales assistant was spared an immediate prison sentence after she had broken another woman’s arm and bit a doorman.I fail to see why. Well, other than the usual ‘it was the drink wot done it!’ excuses.
Recorder Nicholas Atkinson QC, who heard Ms Morris was “immobilised” for six weeks as a result of the fracture, gave her a nine month suspended sentence coupled with orders to complete 200 hours unpaid work for the community and pay £350 costs.Not quite sure what ‘work for the community’ would be suitable, mind you.
And then there’s this:
A yob who put dozens of lives in danger when he hurled a bike on to train tracks causing an explosion has been warned he is facing jail.And yes, it’s the demon drink again:
David Jenkins, in mitigation, told how Thornton, of Tatwin Crescent, Thornhill, Southampton, had been drinking “a cocktail of beer, cider and other matters” all day. He added: “There isn’t a day that goes by when he does not drink. I don’t know if he has drunk this morning but it would not surprise me if he had.”When are we going to stop regarding drink and drugs as mitigation?