Defending, Lee Hughes said he thought Marsden’s decision making had been affected by the death of Jennifer’s grandmother and that she expressed ‘remorse’.
He said: “Her grandmother was like a parent (to Jennifer). Her death had an effect on Jennifer as she lost the advice of a close relative.
“There have been drink and mental health issues and she does not get on with her aunt.
“The alcohol issues are now behind her.”Because she's drunk it all...?
“The mental health issues are still alive but she did book an appointment with the mental health team today and is seeking help.”Booked an appointment, eh? Will she actually attend?
He sentenced Marsden to a two-year community order, which will have to include 25 days with a member of the probation service, 15 days at Lancashire Women’s Centre and 10 days seeking employment.Wait, what? Shouldn't she be continually seeking employment anyway?
She is paying nearly £30 a week, which amounts to £1,500 a year, and at the current rate it would take her seven years to repay the full amount.So, she's not paying it, we are. And I suspect we'll never see the money.