A man stabbed to death yesterday after a gang broke into the house where he was staying had just completed a jail term for killing two friends in a car crash.How long did he serve?
A year. For this:
Ayres was sentenced to two years in jail at Winchester Crown Court in October last year after admitting causing the deaths of Callum Forbes, 15, and John Bryant, 18.All the usual bromides about ‘taking the law into your own hands’ not being the right thing to do, etc, etc, but if the courts don’t punish offenders, then the aggrieved relatives are going to impose their own justice, where they can.
The court was told that Ayres had been driving at high speed in a Peugeot car, going the wrong way around roundabouts and overtaking dangerously. He lost control of the car, bounced off a kerb and hit a tree outside a school in Fleet. As well as the two boys who died, two other teenagers were injured and Ayres suffered a punctured lung.
Not everyone’s as pragmatic about this as I am, though:
A source at Frimley Park Hospital said that staff at the accident and emergency department had been deeply traumatised by the stabbing and the fact that they had been unable to save the young man.Perfectly understandable. But somewhat misguided.
Karma’s gonna get you….