Hope for the British justice system yet

#1
JUDGE TELLS HEADBUTTED BURGLAR: YOU DESERVED IT!

A Judge told a serial burglar who was headbutted by one of his victims that it "served him right".

Wayne Spencer, 26, was climbing down a drainpipe when he was spotted by homeowner Richard Higgins.

Mr Higgins, a martial arts expert, said: "When I asked him what he was doing he said he was looking for his brother's house.



"I just said to him 'No you're not mate', and that was when I headbutted him."

Judge Dudley Bennett said: "This was a serious burglary. It occurred in the hours of darkness and involved a struggle with the homeowner.

"It is perfectly reasonable for homeowners to use reasonable force to protect their property and protect themselves.

"He was perfectly reasonable to headbutt you. It serves you right, in fact."

Spencer, of Newark Crescent, Sneinton, had been raiding homes in the area for weeks, and targeted Mr Higgins' Finsbury Avenue house on December 13.

Mr Higgins was returning from work at 5.45pm when he saw Spencer jump from the drainpipe, Nottingham Crown Court heard.

After the headbutt there was a struggle. Mr Higgins said: "I had a bit of a tussle with him but then I suddenly realised he might have a knife and that's when I threw him off."

Spencer tried to jump over a wall but fell.

"I was just laughing at him really," said Mr Higgins. "I wasn't scared. I've been burgled before and that was much worse. This was quite amusing."

His bathroom window had been damaged, a bedroom searched and a £20 watch stolen.

Spencer was arrested and admitted burglary. Police then drove him round Sneinton and he pointed out 12 other houses he had targeted.

Dominic Shelley, mitigating, said: "He knows how serious his offending is, in relation to the fact the homeowner was there during this particular incident.

"He was, in fact, targeting properties which appeared to him to be vacant."

He said Spencer, who had a long-term heroin addiction and previous convictions for burglary, be given credit for his admissions.

He said: "The majority of these offences would not have been detected were it not for his full frankness."

Spencer was sentenced to four years in prison.

DC Karl Thomas, of Sneinton burglary team, said: "Spencer is a prolific offender who is responsible for a significant increase in Sneinton burglaries over the last six months.

"Residents will see a difference in their community, with less crime and fewer victims."
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Well done your Honour
 
#2
One swallow does not a summer make!
 
#3
Barkers said:
One swallow does not a summer make!
As I told my first girlfriend when she mentioned marriage...

Sympathy meter registers zero when waved in the direction of the felon. Personally, I'd like to see it written into law that any injury or damage to your property you sustain while doing something you shouldn't is chalked up to 'That'll learn ye'. No sympathy from the Courts, no insurance payouts, no compensation, no grounds to sue or claim damages.

If you do something against the law, why should you benefit from the protection of the law?

Edited for truly embarassing spelling.
 

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#4
superb - can I suggest the judge in this case is given jackboot jacqui's job asap.
 
#5
You can be unlucky too :x A thief broke into one of my Breeding avairies with the aim to steal baby falcons out of the incubator, unlucky for him the avairy he broke into to gain access contained an old eagle owl female, who was a badtempered bitch even onher good days, she attacked him , we were awakened by his screams, her talons had badly damaged his calf muscle there was claret everywhere, I called the police he was prosecuted 2 months later, recieved 20 hours community work. His parents sued me I was fined and had to pay damages for the thiefs pain and suffering 724 pounds, Who says Crime does not pay!! :evil: Mind you it has to be said this did Happen in Warrington and we all know who comes from there dont we :p
 
#6
Mazur_UK said:
JUDGE TELLS HEADBUTTED BURGLAR: YOU DESERVED IT!

...

Dominic Shelley, mitigating, said: "He knows how serious his offending is, in relation to the fact the homeowner was there during this particular incident.

"He was, in fact, targeting properties which appeared to him to be vacant."

He said Spencer, who had a long-term heroin addiction and previous convictions for burglary, be given credit for his admissions.

He said: "The majority of these offences would not have been detected were it not for his full frankness."

Spencer was sentenced to four years in prison.
Oh, well. If he was only robbing houses that seemed to be vacant to feed his drug addiction that's all right.

Why can't we send idiot briefs to jail with their clients for truely stupid, and frankly insulting, mitigation reasoning?
 
#7
Nignoy said:
You can be unlucky too :x A thief broke into one of my Breeding avairies with the aim to steal baby falcons out of the incubator, unlucky for him the avairy he broke into to gain access contained an old eagle owl female, who was a badtempered bitch even onher good days, she attacked him , we were awakened by his screams, her talons had badly damaged his calf muscle there was claret everywhere, I called the police he was prosecuted 2 months later, recieved 20 hours community work. His parents sued me I was fined and had to pay damages for the thiefs pain and suffering 724 pounds, Who says Crime does not pay!! :evil: Mind you it has to be said this did Happen in Warrington and we all know who comes from there dont we :p
Sorry to ruin your dit but I'm sure 40 hours community service is the minimum.
 
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He said Spencer, who had a long-term heroin addiction and previous convictions for burglary, be given credit for his admissions.

He said: "The majority of these offences would not have been detected were it not for his full frankness."

Spencer was sentenced to four years in prison.

DC Karl Thomas, of Sneinton burglary team, said: "Spencer is a prolific offender who is responsible for a significant increase in Sneinton burglaries over the last six months.


Four years - out in less than two.

Sooner or later we'll get back to administering a short, sharp & terminal shock to these sociopaths.
 
#9
Nignoy said:
You can be unlucky too :x A thief broke into one of my Breeding avairies with the aim to steal baby falcons out of the incubator, unlucky for him the avairy he broke into to gain access contained an old eagle owl female, who was a badtempered bitch even onher good days, she attacked him , we were awakened by his screams, her talons had badly damaged his calf muscle there was claret everywhere, I called the police he was prosecuted 2 months later, recieved 20 hours community work. His parents sued me I was fined and had to pay damages for the thiefs pain and suffering 724 pounds, Who says Crime does not pay!! :evil: Mind you it has to be said this did Happen in Warrington and we all know who comes from there dont we :p
Whatever happened to "volenti non fit injuiria"? The donut must have realised wild birds = risk. If he's too thick to recognise such a risk he needs to be locked up for his own protection.

And if his parents sued on his behalf then perhaps you can sue them back for the cost of his break in? Countersuing when these toe-rags and their ilk start going legal seems like a reasonable way of fighting back using a no-win-no-fee solicitor. After all you've suffered stress, invasion, psychological harm, the eggs might not all have hatched.......
 
#10
Mikal said:
And if his parents sued on his behalf then perhaps you can sue them back for the cost of his break in? Countersuing when these toe-rags and their ilk start going legal seems like a reasonable way of fighting back using a no-win-no-fee solicitor. After all you've suffered stress, invasion, psychological harm, the eggs might not all have hatched.......
Sue on behalf of mummy and daddy bird... that i slike a miscarriage surely? That he caused.
 
#12
The 'eagle owl' matter sums up precisely what is wrong with our Bliar and European Soviet Union infected legal system. Basically, in the 'old days' 'goodies' were protected and 'baddies' went to prison or got hung.

Now, 'goodies' get worked over by the police farces and sh*t upon by the judiciary, whilst 'baddies' get ever more hand-outs and 'compensayshun'.
 
#13
I'm disgusted with all of you. Can't you see that this burglar (or "autonomous wealth redistributor", as we in the Social Services prefer to call him) was merely funding an innocent drug addiction. Addiction is an illness, you know. Have you ever tried to live with a drug habit? Hmm? Undoubtedly he turned to drugs as an escape from his troubled childhood. Clearly what he needs is a bed for the night and a series of voluntary counselling sessions, not violence from the selfish, thuggish homeowner.
 
#14
lsquared said:
The 'eagle owl' matter sums up precisely what is wrong with our Bliar and European Soviet Union infected legal system. Basically, in the 'old days' 'goodies' were protected and 'baddies' went to prison or got hung.

Now, 'goodies' get worked over by the police farces and sh*t upon by the judiciary, whilst 'baddies' get ever more hand-outs and 'compensayshun'.
Hanged! If you please. It's only "hung" if he was hung by the bollokcs :D
 
#15
When I came out of the army I bought a house in Sheerness. Fukc me what a dire place that is. We were burgled one night - I was woken up by the sound of someone rummaging through the cutlery drawer in the kitchen. The noise also woke Tarot, 'er indoors's black German Shepherd, which was a psycho dog. There was a bit of a scream from downstairs and the sound of a scuffle. It must have been a shock for the burgler. In pitch darkness he was taken by an almost all black GSD, weighing around 70lb, that didnt make a sound. By the time I got there the burgler was gone, leaving a few blood stained scraps of cloth and blood on the kitchen floor and walls. I was very concerned that the burgler might be lying around seriously injured somewhere nearby. The last thing I needed was the cun t surviving and telling the elderly William which house he had been done over in. All I could find outside was a few spots of blood and pair of foot prints in next doors flower bed where he had jumped over the wall to get away from Tarot. We spent the next hour looking for blood and washing the kitchen down just in case the Bill came round.
 
#16
Sign that the Liberal Elite have had their day for some time to come maybe.

The liberal experiment to create a radical programme for the outlaws was genius and commendable. But there was a tiny flaw in the plan... it was bo**ocks.

The underclass weren't 'naughty' and 'cheeky' bounders, as in the minds of the elite, who had leafy-idyllic-childhoods in the Home Counties, for whom naughtiness was putting boot black on the earpiece of Nanny's phone-handset.

The underclass were thrown into ghettoes and left to fester in their own juices and hey presto, 'very damaged' types emerged blinking into the world. Hence I have some sympathy for third generation oiks who grow up in the urban mess. Environment maketh the oik.
 
#17
"Defrauding" the UK terrorism act? You didnt take your tablets today did you?
 
#18
rwdw said:
Justice? Those in UK defrauding the UK terrorism act 2000/ 2005 and the UK Radiation Substances act.

Civvies Accessing Uk Constellation group for Telecomm fraud at public expense-
What? Are you sniffing something?
 
#19
eodmatt said:
When I came out of the army I bought a house in Sheerness. Fukc me what a dire place that is. We were burgled one night - I was woken up by the sound of someone rummaging through the cutlery drawer in the kitchen. The noise also woke Tarot, 'er indoors's black German Shepherd, which was a psycho dog. There was a bit of a scream from downstairs and the sound of a scuffle. It must have been a shock for the burgler. In pitch darkness he was taken by an almost all black GSD, weighing around 70lb, that didnt make a sound. By the time I got there the burgler was gone, leaving a few blood stained scraps of cloth and blood on the kitchen floor and walls. I was very concerned that the burgler might be lying around seriously injured somewhere nearby. The last thing I needed was the cun t surviving and telling the elderly William which house he had been done over in. All I could find outside was a few spots of blood and pair of foot prints in next doors flower bed where he had jumped over the wall to get away from Tarot. We spent the next hour looking for blood and washing the kitchen down just in case the Bill came round.
I hope you cooked the dog a big steak, sounds like he'd earned it. :D
 
#20
Mazur_UK said:
JUDGE TELLS HEADBUTTED BURGLAR: YOU DESERVED IT!

A Judge told a serial burglar who was headbutted by one of his victims that it "served him right".

Wayne Spencer, 26, was climbing down a drainpipe when he was spotted by homeowner Richard Higgins.

Mr Higgins, a martial arts expert, said: "When I asked him what he was doing he said he was looking for his brother's house.



"I just said to him 'No you're not mate', and that was when I headbutted him."

Judge Dudley Bennett said: "This was a serious burglary. It occurred in the hours of darkness and involved a struggle with the homeowner.

"It is perfectly reasonable for homeowners to use reasonable force to protect their property and protect themselves.

"He was perfectly reasonable to headbutt you. It serves you right, in fact."

Spencer, of Newark Crescent, Sneinton, had been raiding homes in the area for weeks, and targeted Mr Higgins' Finsbury Avenue house on December 13.

Mr Higgins was returning from work at 5.45pm when he saw Spencer jump from the drainpipe, Nottingham Crown Court heard.

After the headbutt there was a struggle. Mr Higgins said: "I had a bit of a tussle with him but then I suddenly realised he might have a knife and that's when I threw him off."

Spencer tried to jump over a wall but fell.

"I was just laughing at him really," said Mr Higgins. "I wasn't scared. I've been burgled before and that was much worse. This was quite amusing."

His bathroom window had been damaged, a bedroom searched and a £20 watch stolen.

Spencer was arrested and admitted burglary. Police then drove him round Sneinton and he pointed out 12 other houses he had targeted.

Dominic Shelley, mitigating, said: "He knows how serious his offending is, in relation to the fact the homeowner was there during this particular incident.

"He was, in fact, targeting properties which appeared to him to be vacant."

He said Spencer, who had a long-term heroin addiction and previous convictions for burglary, be given credit for his admissions.

He said: "The majority of these offences would not have been detected were it not for his full frankness."

Spencer was sentenced to four years in prison.

DC Karl Thomas, of Sneinton burglary team, said: "Spencer is a prolific offender who is responsible for a significant increase in Sneinton burglaries over the last six months.

"Residents will see a difference in their community, with less crime and fewer victims."
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Well done your Honour
Pity they never came and headbutted him too
 

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