A sex offender armed himself with a shotgun and drove more than 30 miles to shoot out the windows of a terrified family.
Two days earlier, Adrian Thorsby, 49, had been granted bail prior to being sentenced for a sex attack on a girl.Bail! FFS! They hand that out for pretty much anything these days, don't they?
Prosecutor David Hall told Hull Crown Court: "It seems that rumour and gossip and reports of the case spread around Hull.
"There were reports of him being a paedophile. He was unhappy about this."You know how not to be reported as a paedophile, Mr Thorsby? Well, to start with, you could not be convicted of a sex attack on a 6-year-old child...
Still, armed with this new knowledge, the justice system will, I'm sure, deal with him appropriately.
Thorsby was jailed for four and a half years for possessing a shotgun with intent to cause fear of violence.Oh. Maybe not.