Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Finally Getting Tough?

Lauren Barrington-Brown, 19, of Livingstone Road, Thornton Heath, who became a mum just before the New Year, wept as she was sentenced to 33 months detention at Croydon Crown Court on Friday January 6 alongside 16 and 15 year old girls who cannot be named.

The three were charged with false imprisonment, actual bodily harm and administering poison, namely fire, with intent to injure after carrying out a brutal attack on the 13-year-old girl in Grangewood Park, Thornton Heath on June 9, 2010.
Wow! Normally, the combined ‘pussy pass’ plus ‘expectant mum pass’ would have almost certainly seen her freed with a suspended sentence.

The crime must have been pretty appalling:
Her hair was cut and burned, blistering her head, her arm was cut with a tile, she was trapped in a bush barefoot and told to crawl out, spat upon and hit with a brick before being freed.

They then threatened her family would be attacked if she reported them.
And this was all over what?
The attack was launched because they believed the victim was spreading rumours about the 16-year-old described by Judge Pratt as “the prime mover.”
Ah. Of course. Just another day among the feral underclass…
In mitigation the lawyers defending both Barrington-Brown and the 15-year-old argued they were afraid of this girl, who pleaded not guilty to the charges but was convicted at a trial in November 2011.
Yes, well, that’s not really much of an excuse, is it?

6 comments:

Captain Haddock said...

"administering poison, namely fire" ..

Oddly enough, I'd never actually thought of fire, in terms of it being a poison ..

Still, "every day's a school day" as they say ..

ranter said...

Lauren Barrington-Brown, 19, of Livingstone Road, Thornton Heath,

the area PLUS the double-barrelled name says more than you can say!

Saying that, nice young people, some with proper double-barrelled names are moving into such areas and dragging them up from the jungles they are.

Paul said...

"administering poison, namely fire".

Isn't that arson?

Anonymous said...

What a difference in sentencing policy compared to the appalling decision the other day not to jail two scrotes who so severely injured their victim that he has to go through life with a metal plate in his jaw.

I trust that when that nice Mr Grieve has finished expiating his White-Oxbridge-barrister guilt by agonising over the double digit minimum terms handed down to Stephen Lawrence's killers, he will turn his attention that dreadful dereliction of judicial duty.

JuliaM said...

"Oddly enough, I'd never actually thought of fire, in terms of it being a poison .. "

It's pretty clumsily worded, isn't it?

"Saying that, nice young people, some with proper double-barrelled names are moving into such areas and dragging them up from the jungles they are."

A slow and, I'd imagine, dangerous process!

"Isn't that arson?"

I did wonder. Perhaps arson only applies to an object or building?

"What a difference in sentencing policy..."

It has become a lottery now, hasn't it?

Anonymous said...

lauren barrington-brown should have gotten a longer sentence, especially as she was the oldest. she should have e set a primarily example but this is what happens when youth have nothing better to do! i hope she rots in jail for the sake of her baby