The armed attacker who tried to rob watches worth £200,000 from two Arsenal football players has had his jail sentence cut from ten years to six.Oh? Was a legal error made? Does he have a sob story sufficient to move the appeal judges?
Smith's barrister, Susan Meek, argued that Smith's sentence was excessive and that there had been no consideration for the fact that the robbery was an attempted one.*blinks*
Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb said that the crown court judge did not take enough account of sentencing guidelines and the court ruled that his sentence be reduced.So because he's an incompetent criminal and didn't get away with the goods he deserves leniency?
Smith, who was out on licence for a 42-month sentence for burglary in 2017 when he tried to carry out the street robbery, pleaded guilty to the attempted robbery at Harrow Crown Court last October.
Smith was described by sentencing judge Ian Bourne QC as a prolific 'career criminal' who was well known to police.Well, maybe he'll change his ways now. And won't target members of the judiciary to prove it. Wouldn't that be something?