Robert Pawson, mitigating, said Griffin had gone into care as a child, and used crack cocaine for the first time at 13.
“Something changed when at the beginning of the year when he was diagnosed with ADHD and bipolar disorder and given an anti-psychotic medication,” he said.
He also told the court that Griffin’s secure accommodation will not be held for him if he is given an immediate custodial sentence.Oh, good grief! He drove a stolen car at 80mph through a built-up area. He could have killed someone!
Judge Samuel Wiggs said he would release the defendant – who had been previously remanded into custody – on conditional bail before he is sentenced on October 30 at the court.
“I originally thought I would be sending you to prison today for 10 months,” he said.
“However, it’s important that you have somewhere to live and I will give you the chance by adjourning the sentence.”Maybe your house would be OK, judge? After all, why should the public have to bear all the risks of your generosity?