Wednesday, 14 November 2018

About Those Sentences For Knife Crime...

Oh, the youth of tod...

Wait, what?
Darren Sutherland, 55, of Whitegate Road, Southend, was arrested by Essex Police officers in Southchurch Road on July 21.
He was found to be in possession of a large kitchen knife with an eight-inch blade and red tape around the handle.
I wonder if he had a reasonable excuse? Maybe he was a chef returning from work?
The 55-year-old pleaded guilty and was handed a four-month prison sentence which was suspended for 12 months.
The chair of the bench stated the sentence was suspended because the defendant had no relevant convictions and pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity.
Not 'no convictions', just no relevant ones.


Anonymous said...

Three months per inch over 3 inches sounds fair to me.

JuliaM said...

Now that's a thing I should support! Given the preference of urban yoofs for samurai swords.