Saturday, 5 January 2019

I Trust Berkshire Coroner Ian Wade Leaves His Door Unlocked At Night..?

A coroner has ruled that burglar Wayne Digby was unlawfully killed by OAP Reuben Gregory, 73, who shot him dead at his caravan home in woodland.
In his inquest verdict after hearing the pensioner's assertion that he was acting in self-defence, the coroner said he rejected that explanation and found that the death of intruder Wayne Digby, aged 48 years, was manslaughter.
We've been here before, far too many times, haven't we, reader?
The shock verdict is expected to be studied by senior detectives who followed the Crown Prosecution Service's decision not to charge Mr Gregory with the killing but instead to charge him with possession of a shotgun without a licence.
So is there some doubt that a vulnerable OAP living in remote surroundings was actually attacked in the middle of the night by a drug-dependant gang of remorseless thieves?

Well, no....
Anthony ‘Tony’ Hearn, of Moreland Close, Colnbrook, pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary today (Thursday) and was sentenced at Reading Crown Court. The 48-year-old was arrested on June 12 and was charged with the offence on June 15.
The offence relates to an incident in the early hours of June 12, when Hearn and another man, Wayne Digby, attempted to enter a caravan in a field next to the Colnbrook bypass. The pair planned to steal from the occupants, with Hearn going equipped with a number of menacing items.
And despite having to show the now-obligatory taking out of an onion for the miscreant, the cop in charge is bang on the money:
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Shearwood of the Major Crime Unit said: “There is no doubt that this is a tragic incident for all concerned which has resulted in terrible consequences, including the death of Wayne Digby and our thoughts are with his family.
“However it cannot be ignored that the incident began with a conspiracy to burgle from vulnerable occupants of a remote home and that the co-conspirators were prepared to use force to get what they wanted. Without that intention none of this would have happened.
“The sentence reflects the severity of the offence.”
As did the other sentence; the one passed by Reuben.

Update: Following yesterday's shocking Surrey train murder, there's now a man in custody. But the police statement reads as very odd: "Nothing justified the extraordinary violence that followed..." and "we are now confident to say that this is not believed to be a random assault. In the moments leading to the violent killing, both men appeared to be involved in an altercation lasting three minutes."

Is it just me? Shouldn't they leave the inevitable excuses for the defence? 🤔

Or to bellends on Twitter:


Not enough facepalms in the world...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmm... 2.2 of https://coroners.leicester.gov.uk/media/1003/moj-guide-to-coroners-and-inquests.pdf

Nemisis Benn said...

The twittertit calling himself SR71 has a sense of humour somewhere if only because the SR71 is known as the BLACKBIRD.

Anonymous said...

The suspect has been arrested quickly. Seems to me that means he is well known to the police.
Should be interesting when his background is revealed. He will either be A) a mental patient off his meds and "being monitored in the community" or B) a piece of violent scum that has been in court numerous times and has never been dealt with properly by our pathetic justice system.
Jaded

Ted Treen said...

Another bloody SJW whose idea is not to uphold the law, but to rewrite it according to his own loopy ideas. God give me strength.

It brings to mind that wonderful line from Inspector Harry Callaghan in the mid-70's; "There's nothing wrong with shooting people as long as the right people get shot".

Sgt Albert Hall said...

Some of our Coroners have a very prrverse view of life.

Sobers said...

" He will either be A) a mental patient off his meds and "being monitored in the community" or B) a piece of violent scum that has been in court numerous times and has never been dealt with properly by our pathetic justice system."

My money is on (B). The mental health system has changed within the last decade and any person requiring ongoing anti-psychotic medication can now be forced to take them, even if living out in the community, rather than the old system that permitted forced medication only to people under a full Mental Health section, but allowed people with serious mental health issues to refuse medication if not sectioned.

JuliaM said...

"Hmm... 2.2 ///"

Quite! No doubt he feels that this is for the guidance of lesser beings.

"The twittertit calling himself SR71 has a sense of humour somewhere if only because the SR71 is known as the BLACKBIRD."

I had a quick look at the timeline in case it was a parody account. Doesn't appear to be, but these days, who can really tell?

"Should be interesting when his background is revealed. He will either be A) a mental patient off his meds and "being monitored in the community" or B) a piece of violent scum that has been in court numerous times and has never been dealt with properly by our pathetic justice system."

He's certainly doing his best to establish A) as a defence. I suspect cannabis-induced psychosis will rear its head.

"It brings to mind that wonderful line from Inspector Harry Callaghan in the mid-70's; "There's nothing wrong with shooting people as long as the right people get shot"."

Spot on! :D

"Some of our Coroners have a very prrverse view of life."

Perhaps they should be refreshed at periodic intervals, like nappies? And for much the same reason?

"...any person requiring ongoing anti-psychotic medication can now be forced to take them, even if living out in the community..."

Can be. Doesn't seem as if that happens as often as it may be needs to.