Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Hang On, Why Isn't It 'Ex-Boyfriend'..?

A student who smuggled cannabis and ecstasy into prison for her boyfriend has been spared jail after a court heard she was scared of him.
He's behind bars. How scared did she need to be?
Chris Whitcombe, mitigating, said: “It was more by luck than judgement that the substances were not actually provided to Mr Layzell.
“I wouldn’t class her as vulnerable in the true sense of the word, but she certainly has been preyed upon by Mr Layzell and manipulated.
“He never told her what his sentence was other than it was something to do with robbery and for firearms.
“That would indicate what type of person she was dealing with. He was phoning her, we believe using a mobile phone within the prison.”
Hang on. If she was 'his girlfriend', how come she didn't know what he was in for?
Alder, who has no previous convictions, sobbed throughout the hearing to such a degree that Judge Samantha Leigh intervened to assure her she would not be jailed.


Lynne at Counting Cats said...

Crocodile tears.

selsey.steve said...

Where I was once a Police Officer, the sentence for trying to smuggl;e drugs into a prison was up to TWO YEARS imprisonment, the sentence depending on what type of drug and the amount being smuggled.
It was an effective detterent.

JuliaM said...

"Crocodile tears."

They's shame any saurian...

"... the sentence depending on what type of drug and the amount being smuggled."

And now the drugs are rife in prisons. If they remade 'Porridge' today, it'd have to be shown after the watershed...