Mr Stephen Bullock Animal Cruelty. Have a read.

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Mr Bullock strangled to death a dog belonging to his sister in March 2010. He pleaded guilty at Basingstoke Magistrates' court on 7 September to failing to protect the pet from pain, injury and suffering in contravention of the Animal Welfare Act 2006. On 21 September, he was banned from owning or keeping a pet for life, put on a 12 month supervision order, ordered to carry out 50 hours of unpaid community work and pay RSPCA costs of £400.

In mitigation, his defence asked the court not to give him a custodial sentence since he had been accepted into the Army and would miss his basic training.

This was not the case. Mr Bullock was in fact not one of the most successful applicants and, a letter was sent to him last week informing him that he would not be joining the Army.

This decision was not made in light of Mr Bullock’s animal cruelty; rather it was because candidates deemed to be of a better quality were used to fill the finite number of places available to begin basic training.

The British Army will not be commenting further on what is a private life matter.

Greg
Army Web Team
 
#2
You mean the outrage bus was fired up for nothing yesterday, well, there's a change. :threaten:
 
#3
So is the defence now guilty of lying to the court? Perhaps there is not such an offence, but clearly the butcher/baker/candlestickmaker didn't check the veracity of the assertion.
 

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LE
Book Reviewer
#4
Well, at least it means he can now do some time!
 
#6
So is the defence now guilty of lying to the court? Perhaps there is not such an offence, but clearly the butcher/baker/candlestickmaker didn't check the veracity of the assertion.
There is such an offence, it is called perjury and usually results in a custodial sentence. For reasons that I just cant understand, a few years ago a few defence solicitors in Liverpool were convicted and sent down.
 

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