A prolific burglar, who stole thousands of pounds of jewellery from families across Basildon during a 14-year crime spree, has dodged jail.You read that right. Fourteen years, not weeks..!
One of his victims, who attended court, was left visibly shaken and upset by the sentence, and told the Echo she felt “completely let down” by the criminal justice system.Not sure this is news. Maybe if they managed to find a victim who didn’t feel that way?
“He said he wanted to change, well he has been committing burglaries for 14 years, he had plenty of time to change his life and get himself a job.
“We were told there was no way he would avoid jail. But he has. At least if he was in jail he would not be breaking in to people’s homes.”Maybe what we need is more victims of crime applying to be magistrates and judges? They seem to have a refreshing outlook on life, unsullied by politically correct dogma.