His barrister Charlotte Baines said he has been suffering from severe depression after the breakdown of a relationship and did not aim directly at the children.In Hull, I guess that qualifies him for sainthood?
"He struggles to understand why he did it but recognises the impact of his behaviour on the complainant and the young children who witnessed it."I think we can all understand why he did it, actually.
Judge Sampson said: "What you did was an act of monumental stupidity. Firing an air weapon into a public space where children were playing is an act of gross recklessness for which only a custodial sentence is appropriate.
"I have found this very difficult indeed, but I am just persuaded I can suspend that sentence."How surprising...