In mitigation, Ian Cliff said: “Mr Gross has demonstrated maturity by completing a suspended order and holding down a job as a scaffolder.
“This was undermined by his lack of common sense and maturity in purchasing the spray.
“He acquired it, placed it in his car and then forgot about it.
“There is no logical explanation for it and it goes against everything he has done since his conviction for grievous bodily harm. If he were jailed today he would lose his job and they would default on their mortgage repayments almost immediately.”Yes. Those are called 'consequences',. Something the justice system seems to try hard to ensure no-one ever faces...