Thursday, 14 June 2018

I Can Feel Another 'But...' Coming....

Sentencing Harbour at Basildon Crown Court, Judge Ian Graham said: “There are factors in this case that place it in the highest category.
“This was a very serious offence as you can see that one of your co-accused was sent to prison for four and half years. On the face of it, this should be marked with a custodial sentence.
Here it comes, wait for it....
“You are in a different position. I accepted that you were not the instigator of this offence and that you may not have realised the seriousness of it.”
What? Of breaking in to someone's house and stealing their possessions?
“You have no previous convictions and are of previous good character.”
Translation: Never been caught before.
He was given a community order which requires him to complete 150 hours of unpaid work. He must pay £800 in prosecution costs and £140 surcharge.
Good luck seeing a penny of that.

3 comments:

Ted Treen said...

It appears from the newspaper report that this is another jolly jape from those lovable rogues in the itinerant-yet-static community. It's really rather surprising that any of 'em were sent down.

wiggiatlarge said...

The other who can't be named for legal reasons is on the run after failing to turn up for his trial, with no name there will be no help from the public in this, well done.

wiggiatlarge said...

It is also good to see that the cost to the taxpayer is constantly on the up with never a penny recovered.......

" The council costs incurred as a result of encampments rose from £247,855 in 2016 to £399,712 in 2017/2018.

This sum was made up by legal fees and cleaning up waste, including human waste, asbestos and other hazardous material. "