A Humberside Police spokesman said: "When reviewing the evidence into this incident a caution was given in accordance with guidelines, which are followed when making a decision in connection with any criminal offence."So...you were handed a thief caught red-handed with £500 of charity money by a public-spirited member of the public, practically gift-wrapped for you, and you let her off with a caution?
And you'll no doubt wonder why the public are starting to consider that you aren't worth the money?
Meanwhile, in another part of the bleak North, guidelines can be safely ignored:
In allowing the appeal, Recorder Miller stressed that there was no criticism of the magistrates and said their original 12-week prison sentence was "within the guidelines".
But he said that he and his colleagues took account of Elshaw's previous good character and that her financial affairs had been "complicated" through no fault of her own.I give up!