Thursday, 26 January 2012

In Which I Praise Social Services*…

Prosecutor Heather Chamberlin said the "extremely unpleasant" attack on Mr Orlowski happened after he had arrived a few minutes late with the baby.

Bould left the room to go to the toilet and his sister put on the kettle to make tea. While Bould was out, Mr Orlowski broached the subject of arranging the final contact visit.

Mr Orlowski then heard the kettle click again. Suddenly, he became aware of somebody standing over him.

Miss Chamberlin said: "He described simply feeling heat and Bould shouting at him, 'Come on'.

"He got to his feet and made his way to the door. He pushed Bould out of the way and raised the alarm."

Mr Orlowski was rushed to hospital in immense pain. The court heard he has since made a remarkable physical recovery and returned to work with Staffordshire County Council, yet he is still haunted by the psychological effects of the attack.
Bould was arrested in Leek later that day, although he was unable to be interviewed because of his mental state.
The reasons for the involvement of social services are becoming much clearer!
The court was told how he had suffered a debilitating stroke as a teenager after being attacked by a gang of youths.
Curiouser and curiouser…
Jason Holt, mitigating, said: "He is all but mute, save for a few words and words that are said in heightened emotion."
Such as when scalding a man almost to death?
Bould had become involved with another stroke victim and they had a child together before splitting up.

Social services became concerned and the baby was made the subject of a child protection order.

"Any issue of neglect was not intentional. It was the by-product of their disabilities," said Mr Holt.
And in this instance, Social Services are – quite rightly – doing their job. Because Bould wasn’t just guilty of a momentary loss of temper with the authorities…
Bould, aged 22, of Queens Drive, Leek, was yesterday sentenced to a total of 33 months in prison by a judge at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.

He had pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to the social worker on September 16, 2010, and a separate offence of attempted arson on his ex-partner's car while it was parked in St Edward Street, Leek, on May 29, 2010.

But as Bould has spent so long on remand, he was eligible for immediate release.

Comments are illuminating:
by Backdoored
“"He looks like a very evil man. -by LewisL

Not to me he doesn't. He looks sad. Very sad. Sad, like a little lost child. He's lonely, lost and in need of treatment. Save the punishment for the mature and able -who cunningly rip off old ladies in a premeditated manner.

This awful act of scalding a person -was almost certainly done on the spur of the moment. A result of a burst of uncontrolled violent anger brought on by a sense of injustice -Because he couldn't accept that the Social Worker was acting in the best interests of his daughter.

By failing to understand why the Social Worker was left with no alternative -shows clearly that he is unable to communicate in a normal and reasonable manner. That's why he needs treatment. He's lost the plot, and certainly won't find it in the nick -if anything it'll make him worse... bitter.
Can you even get worse that deliberately scalding a man?

But there’s always someone keen to excuse even this, and blame someone else:
by chacha28

“you all say he needs shooting, gasin ect,ect get a life, you obviously dont know what its like to love and loose a child, through no fault of his own he had a stroke at the age of 16, which he was victimised about by the social services, not once did they give him a chance or offer to help him in anyway, he fought for his daughter, when a lot of dads out there dont care in anyway, they decided before she was even born that she was going to be taken away, but still let him visit her everyday, unsupervised might i add, and to fall in love with her unconditionally, then cruelly took her away, imagine how YOU would feel if that was YOUR child, find out the REAL facts before you start judging him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Yes, it’s all the fault of the government. But no, wait! It’s actually all the fault of the girlfriend!
by chacha28

“LIDASTRESS- what gives you the right to comment like that, "OMG, his girlfriend needs a white stick and his child need genetic modification, he just needs a box 6 by 2 pine."

firstly if you knew his girlfriend you wouldnt comment like that, she is the most vile person i have ever met, ok, he fell in love with the wrong person but he is goin to be punished for that for the rest of his life, so find out the rest of the story before you go judging people like that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
she is the reason his daughter was taken away, so ***** about her, not for a father who wasnt given a chance to care for his daughter because he was victimised for havin a stroke, his daughter was taken from him and it broke his heart, there was nothing he could do about it, imagine if it was you and one of your kids, you wouldnt be happy and you'd do anything and i mean ANYTHING, so just THINK, the next time you think its ok to open your mouth about things that dont concern you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
That invites more comments, which incite these charmless pair to even greater fury:
by sann1234

“makes me so sad too read all these comments on this story and people judging this poor young lad, cause not a single 1 of u even know him dnt no wat hes been threw in my eyes this young lad was serving time for his daughter in which he cared very much for so as for u lot who sed he needs gasin and needs shootin take a bit of time too think how he was feeling at the time wen he daughter was been taken away. theres not a chance of this happing again not that its any of any 1 business. all sat there thinking u have the right too judge this young lad well its wrong cause he threw sum water over a socail worker. and yeah i will stick up for this young lad cause in my eyes hes done time for his daughter and the hard time in his life that was at that time!”
There, see! He just ‘threw sum water’. That’s all…
by sann1234

“hello iffyminty can u read the paper proplery he had his daughter taken off his because he had a stoke at the age of 16 and it was due too his disabilites the baby was taken. yes i do beileve he did av the babys interest at heart it obviously broke his heart that much and was unable too sit down and talk too sum 1 because he has limted speech because of his stoke!!!!and needed too take his anger out on sum 1 u sort of people who are up ur own **** wudnt no wat its like for sum 1 like this young had a stoke wen he was very young and goin threw hell!! u just all sit there judging people cause nuufin gos wrong in ur life ur all that perfect pppfft dnt judge people wen u dnt no the half of it u olny no bits wat the paper has put in u havnt got a clue!!!”
See, he ‘needed too take his anger out on sum 1’. Why is everyone making such a big deal out of it?
by Thisisme

“It is very sad that the child had to be taken into care, but with a father who has such a way of dealing with negative things in his life, we might find that a future newspaper might be telling us about the tragedy of a scalded baby. The child may at least now have the chance of a more stable life than her biological father might be able to provide, sad though it is to say.”
Sadly, I think you’re right. I also think we haven’t seen the last of him, either.

* Normal service will no doubt be resumed.


staybryte said...

Hmmm. Having an out of character moment here. It honestly looks to me like a secure hospital might be a better option.

Without knowing a full medical history, it seems he might genuinely be brain damaged and have a limited responsibility for his actions.

No qualms about the removal of the child obviously, nor any arguing with the fact that he's dangerous and needs to be off the street.

Anonymous said...

This youth is in need of a career which allows him to vent deep seated frustrations.

Sgt Steven Bould, custody suite officer, come on down.

Tattyfalarr said...

Care In The Community...truly a double-edged sword.

It's sad but true that if we locked up the mentally ill and denied them internet access then newspaper comment sections just wouldn't be hilarious anymore.

Dr Evil said...

The stanard of English in those comments to the story in that paper is abysmal.

Captain Haddock said...

"The stanard of English in those comments to the story in that paper is abysmal" ...

You mean they were written in English ?

Looked more like Gibberish to me .. ;)

Lynne said...

If it wasn't for the haircut he'd be the double of Myra Hindley...

Paul said...

According to sann1234, Bould had 'a stoke at 16'. This is repeated a few times, so I don't know whether this means he was working as fireman, stoking boilers or what! The gibbering comments, mainly misspelt 'text speak' are comedy gold. Chavtastic!

It's language Jim, but not as we know it!

JuliaM said...

" Having an out of character moment here. It honestly looks to me like a secure hospital might be a better option."

I doubt he meets the criteria, amazingly enough.

"The stanard of English in those comments to the story in that paper is abysmal."


"If it wasn't for the haircut he'd be the double of Myra Hindley..."


"It's language Jim, but not as we know it!"


Surreptitious Evil said...

Can I please call "Muphry" on this ... unless Chalcedon was being deliberatly IrOnYc?