Catherine Spong, aged 30, of New Road, Penzance, admitted being in possession of a bladed article last month.Bit lenient? Well, guess it was a first offence, maybe?
On Friday last week at Truro Crown Court she was handed a six-month prison sentence suspended for two years and ordered to attend thinking skills workshops.
The court heard that Spong had 13 other convictions in relation to 51 offences (Ed: Hmmm, seems to be a lucky number) including dishonesty, criminal damage, possession of a bladed article in a public place and wounding with intent.*sigh*
Sentencing her, Mr Justice Burnett said: "There's an unhappy history of previous offending and this is potentially a very dangerous knife.Why, yes! We can see the bang-up job the probation service's been doing so far...
"I hope that the efforts of the probation service, coupled with your own efforts into this type of offending, mean we'll not see you here again."