A burglar responsible for more than 650 crimes and dubbed the "one-man million-pound crimewave" has been released from prison 18 months into a five-year sentence, the Chronicle can reveal.It’s like a particularly unfunny joke, isn’t it? Only the punchline’s on us…
Bradley Wernham, 21, was released last week after confessing to committing 662 crimes across Essex in a six-year reign of terror that caused a 500-per-cent spike in burglaries in Chelmsford alone.
Witham MP Priti Patel said: "Residents across Essex will be deeply alarmed to see this prolific burglar back out on our streets.Quite!
"The fact that he has been let out of prison this soon is insulting to his victims and he has yet again escaped proper punishment for the appalling crimes committed."
He, of course, displays the attitude that the criminal justice system has trained into him with it’s lax punishment – contempt for decent people and an overweening sense of entitlement:
But when confronted by the Chronicle Wernham refused to apologise for his reign of terror, instead asking us for £5,000 for his 'story'.Lovely specimen…
"You don't know the half of what I've done," he said.
Mrs Patel, who has written to Justice Secretary Ken Clarke to voice her disapproval, added: "Those responsible for letting this serial offender out so early need to explain their decision and have some serious questions to answer.It’ll be interesting to see if she gets a response back from ol’ Fatchops.
"This individual has caused a huge amount of misery to his victims, who have once again been sidelined by a justice system more interested in letting criminals off the hook than protecting the public."
But if iDave wants to replace the useless duffer and get a new broom in, maybe he should cast his eyes towards Witham?