A dad-of-two who led police on a 90mph chase through a housing estate was spared jail because of his caring responsibilities.
Wait, what..? Who does he care for?
Banned driver Carl Mello said he got behind the wheel of his girlfriend's Ford C-Max because he was taking medicine to his cancer-suffering mum.
At 90mph? How badly did she need it?
The 33-year-old, of Arley Close, Beechwood, Birkenhead, is a convicted killer who once accidentally shot dead his best friend.
Oh. And since then, he's been on the straight and narrow, apart from this momentary lapse, I suppose?
He has since been sentenced for drug dealing, domestic violence attacks, a bar brawl and stealing from people's cars and homes.
But he walked free from Liverpool Crown Court today after a judge heard he now looks after his baby, 10-year-old son, partner and mum.
And of course, social services are totally fine with this?
Peter Wilson, defending...said a letter from the Stein Centre in Birkenhead showed Mello was trying to address his adult ADHD and that Mello was concerned about his mental health and its impact on his decision making.
I think we all should be concerned, frankly. But not about his decision making...