A criminology student high on drugs burgled an office at the University of Hull and stole a car, prompting a police chase through Beverley.
University of Hull student Kristie Smith, 23, took a Ford Galaxy after breaking into a staff office near her student digs at the Cottingham campus.
Humberside Police’s helicopter was scrambled to track the car, while ground officers pursued the vehicle, which crashed near Beverley Racecourse./facepalm
Following the chase, Smith, who was caught with more than £500 of amphetamines, posted on her Facebook page: “All I keep thinking is why the **** did I do it? Silly ol’ Kristie strikes again.”Ah, social media. Finding new ways for criminals to incriminate themselves 24/7365…
Judge Mark Bury, sitting at Hull Crown Court, told her: “I understand you have ambitions to work in the criminal justice system – I assume somewhere other than the dock.”Heh!
Sadly, quips are about all this judge dispenses. It’s certainly not justice.
Judge Bury said it was a “close-run thing”, but he agreed not to impose an immediate prison sentence on Smith. Instead, he gave her a four-month prison term, suspended for two years, and a 12-month supervision order. He told her: “I hope this has been a wake-up call.”I think this ought to be a wake up call, yes. But not for her…