A mum today told how a glassing attack by a council care worker has “destroyed” her life.Surely that should read ‘ex-council care worker’..?
Amazingly enough, it seems not:
Judge Stephen Clarke said it was clear the violence was sparked because Bennett’s “loud-mouthed” then- girlfriend was “spoiling for an incident” and got into a row with Mrs Coggins’s friend.
Bennett’s ex-partner ended up falling over, sparking his “moment of madness”.Ahhh, right. Well, we’ll just have to hope he doesn’t have a similar ‘moment of madness’ while on duty, eh?
…at Liverpool Crown Court on Friday, Judge Clarke showed Bennett, who had no previous convictions, mercy after reading glowing references from his bosses and colleagues at the council and learning he is the sole carer for his grandmother, who is terminally ill, and his grandfather, who has dementia.
He suspended a 26-week jail sentence for two years, subjected Bennett to a three-month, electronically-monitored curfew, ordered him to do 200 hours unpaid work and pay Mrs Coggins £1,200 in compensation.Yes, his bosses and colleague wrote ‘glowing references’ for a man who glassed a woman.
Nice bunch, eh?
Mrs Coggins said: “I am happy with the sentence. My husband wanted him jailed but everyone is different.
“I think as someone who works with young adults he should lose his job. I work in the same industry and I wouldn’t want to work with someone who could do something like that.”Most people wouldn’t. But I guess that’s Liverpool for you…