Probation officers warned magistrates Galloway was highly likely to reoffend and the magistrates agreed his crimes merited a prison sentence.
But they gave him a community order because, they said, it was more important to stop him reoffending.*sighs* They've no clue how to do that, clearly.
Galloway, 31, of Viking Road, Acomb, was ordered to do three years’ supervision, a rehabilitation course and 200 hours’ unpaid work and pay £400 compensation, the cost of the broken shop window to the shopkeeper, and £150 compensation to his girlfriend, the cost of replacing her car windows which he smashed, a £60 statutory surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.And does he have the money to pay?
Well, of course not:
Jane Maloney, mitigating, said Galloway had a job offer. He apologised for his crimes.In other words, we'll pay. Because an 'offer' is not 'a job'.
Mr Townened said the girlfriend wanted their relationship to continue.Oh, I give up!