Kevin Hurley, the newly elected police and crime commissioner for the county, said he would investigate the case.
‘It seems that if someone has admitted 113 further offences then there ought to be an additional sanction for this,’ he added. ‘ I've never known a burglar who is locked up in D Wing break into someone’s house.’Oh. Right. I get it now. They can't blame this one on the CPS or 'soft judges', can they?
Officers could have chosen to prosecute but opted instead for a ‘retrospective caution’.
Cautions appear on a criminal’s record but do not result in any further punishment. At the same time they allow the force to declare a crime ‘solved’ and improve its conviction rate.Whoops!
A spokesman for Surrey Police said: ‘Cautions for a large number of offences were only given out in exceptional circumstances and only when a specific set of criteria had been applied and met.
‘The criteria would include the offender having already received a significant custodial sentence and having the support of the victims.’ He said it brought closure for some victims.You got the support of all 113 victims, did you? Why am I not convinced?