Thursday, 15 December 2011

That’s ASDA Price! People…

Cathy Turnbull, prosecuting, said Hardy had a woman and no children with him when he took the last parent and baby slot with a Ford Focus just ahead of Mr Appleton, who had his partner and baby with him.

Mr Appleton challenged Hardy as to why he had used the space without having a child in his Ford Focus. Hardy became aggressive, shouted and swore and said: “What the f... is it to you where I park?” then spat in Mr Appleton’s face.
The woman with him grabbed Hardy and told him: “Do you want to go back to prison?” She then got him to move away.
Hmmm, telling quote…
The court heard he was given a lengthy jail term in 1997 for a serious assault.
So, she was right to be concerned. Mind you, back in 1997, the justice system obviously had teeth.
Julian Tanikal, representing Hardy, said he had been picking up his four children, all aged under seven, who were inside Asda.
Hang on, didn’t he have a Ford Focus? Unless his woman was getting out (perhaps to work at Asda?) that’s pushing it, and I bet he didn’t have the necessary car booster seats to make them legal either…
Through his solicitor, Hardy accused Mr Appleton of calling his partner a name, which had caused him to lose his temper.
Ah, blame the victim, and not the man clearly in the wrong! Good choice!
Mr Tanikal said Mr Appleton had reversed slightly then got out of his car to confront Hardy, so cannot have been that concerned for his safety.
Yes, it’s clear Mr Appleton should have used his psychic powers to determine just what sort of man this was without getting out of the car
Hardy, 38, a self-employed fencer of James Street Caravan Site, York, pleaded guilty to assault. He was given a six-month conditional discharge in addition to the compensation order.


Anonymous said...

I'm taking a wild guess at Mona although it pales besides the cowardly murderers of beautiful Eve Carson, as she prayed.

(World's worst scum grinning in the Daily Mail.)

Anonymous said...

I suppose that fits in nicely with rioters blaming the police for the riots...always someone else's fault.

'Psychic'.....only the police should be psychic.

Macheath said...

I'm struggling a bit with the presentation of this scenario; not only is there the 'How-many-kids-can-you-fit-in-a-Focus' question, but what were these four children up to in Asda?

One assumes they were accompanied by an adult - unless it's the norm for residents of James Street Caravan Site to sent their six-year-olds out for the weekly shop; to leave out the fact implies that Hardy was solely responsible for them and, one might argue - unfairly weights the case.

"Since being released from his 1997 sentence, Hardy had settled down to a law-abiding life, running his own business and bringing up his four children."

That aside, young children are not at their best in supermarkets; if theso ones take after their father, I'm willing to bet there was a universal sigh of relief when they left the shop.

Anonymous said...

Well all he did was spit and swear.. ignoring the number of children he was picking up, he could have let Appleton unload his child out in the parking space and then ask him to drive around the carpark once while he was loading his children, then let Appleton park there again. But that's too sensible for people whose vocabulary consists of words under 5 letters.

Captain Haddock said...

"Hardy, 38, a self-employed fencer of James Street Caravan Site" ..

Say no more ...

Bucko said...

"given a lengthy jail term in 1997"

Them were the days eh?

treble9man said...

If the *Parent & Child* (larger) spaces were sited at the furthest point from the store entrance - less immediate traffic, (so surely safer), then these incidents would be less likely to occur. Entry for wooden-spoon award hehehe.
However, the gob-sh*te from the caravan park should have gone back to pokey, at least to reduce the risk of Focus overcrowding!

Cut and thrust said...

"Hardy, 38, a self-employed fencer of James Street Caravan Site"

Will he be at the Olympics, representing Britain?

JuliaM said...

"I'm taking a wild guess at Mona..."

I don't see any of the usual clues. I do see references to 'caravan parks'..

"... not only is there the 'How-many-kids-can-you-fit-in-a-Focus' question, but what were these four children up to in Asda?"

Good point!

" But that's too sensible for people whose vocabulary consists of words under 5 letters."

Especially if you've been brought up to know all your rights, but never any responsibilities.

"Them were the days eh?"


JuliaM said...

"Will he be at the Olympics, representing Britain?"