A judge has spared a mum from prison, despite her stealing more than £30,000 from her employers, because he did not want to send her children into care.Why can’t the father and/or relatives look after them, then?
Judge Gary Burrell QC took pity on office administrator Louise Humby, who fleeced the company by falsely claiming expenses on a company credit card, telling her: “Your children have saved you.”OK, so, well, at least she’ll have to pay back the…
Humby, 31, helped herself to the money and had an element of “thrill and excitement” but is now filing for bankruptcy and will not be able to repay any of the money she stole, a court heard./facepalm
Meanwhile, if you are hopelessly inadequate and your baby ends up with dozens of fractures, don't worry! It's not your fault, it's the fault of the social workers:
Judge Ticehurst told the father: 'You clearly were far too young and not able to look after your child.And hey, if you will insist on pouring vodka down your throat all night, it's not your fault when you wind up dead, it's the poor bloody paramedics!
'That child suffered considerable neglect due to your inability to care for her. But in my view you and your partner were let down by the social services, who have a duty to provide for you.
'In my judgement it would be quite wrong to impose anything other than a community order, for you to get the help and support you need.'
His father, Michael, 44, is taking legal action and said his son would still be alive today if the emergency workers had taken his son to hospital the first time around.He's also 'still be alive today' if he'd moderated his drinking, but hey, there's compo to be had!
Speaking of which...
...last week he received a letter from personal injury lawyers Almy & Thomas saying that under a no-win, no-fee agreement they had been instructed by Mr McCarthy to sue for damages and costs. The letter said he had injured his left elbow, which needed treatment at the police station.You couldn't make it up. And in the UK in 2012, you don't have to.