A mother terrified families at Thame Fair by brandishing seven knives and a meat cleaver when she thought her son had been kidnapped.Never, ever come between a female and her offspring!
Cathy Olliver, prosecuting, said Ryan had become “irrationally convinced” that the people running the fair had taken her son, who in fact was playing with a friend.
She told Judge Ian Pringle that Ryan took eight blades – four in each hand – and walked through the fair threatening stallholders. Miss Olliver said she was eventually overpowered by security guards and sustained injuries to her head and hand during the struggle.We aren't told what, if any, injuries they received. Perhaps because she couldn't make up her mind which was her favourite kidnapper-carving knife...
Timothy Boswell, defending, told Judge Pringle his client suffered from a personality disorder which she was able to control with medication.
He said that because of her mental heath problems, sending Ryan to prison could increase the risk of her behaving violently in the future.A likely story! Who’s going to believe th…
Judge Pringle told her: “You brandished these knives at stallholders and members of the public – the terror you inspired must have been enormous. I hope you always remember behaviour like that is totally unacceptable.”
He sentenced her to six months in prison, suspended for two years, with activity and supervision requirements, and told her to pay an £80 victims’ surcharge.*sigh*
I'm almost disappointed that there is no photo - just to see how close she looks to the image I have in my head :0)
A quick "street view" seems to support my assumption ;0)
... brandishing seven knives and a meat cleaver...
Sounds a little impractical as a weapon. Are we sure this wasn't an octopus in a shell suit? Damned sneaky these cephalopods.
Or possibly the long lost sister of Ronon from Stargate Atlantis?
Whilst I devoutly believe that 'no one ever died from having too many weapons to hand', the fact that the nutty bint had more blades than a gang of Teddy Boys pretty much confirms the fact that she should be in a Closed Unit and is not criminally responsible.
It's a paranoid psychotic 'thang', the 'not taking a cleaver when a chainsaw is handy'...or if 'one blade is good then blades are better'.
Personality disorders do not respond to medication. Given this diagnosis why did no one consider the Mental Health Act?
XX Miss Olliver said she was eventually overpowered by security guards XX
Wha'??!!!??! No tasers? No armed response units? No circling helicopters, no SAS on stand by?
Why are these people not patroling the streets of Britains citys, not wasting their time as some low paid cocky watchmen?
"I'm almost disappointed that there is no photo..."
I suspect they'd have had to rake it from the reflection in a polished shield...
"Or possibly the long lost sister of Ronon from Stargate Atlantis?"
"...pretty much confirms the fact that she should be in a Closed Unit..."
Yup! A disregard for the practicalities of combat is a good indicator.
"Why are these people not patroling the streets of Britains citys, not wasting their time as some low paid cocky watchmen?"
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