Repeat offender is spared prison again

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A TOWN centre drinker who supplied heroin while on three suspended sentences has again walked free from court.

Kevin Wolton sold the drugs to an undercover police officer less than three months after being put on the last of the orders.

But after hearing the 31-year-old was no longer an addict and tackling his drink problem a judge imposed yet another suspended sentence.

Hannah Squire, prosecuting, told Swindon Crown Court how Wolton was caught in the police sting on Tuesday, October 15, last year.

An undercover cop using the name Stan infiltrated town centre addicts and spoke to Wolton about getting some drugs.

She said Wolton went off to see a man called Mark Dennis and returned with a wrap of heroin which he gave to the officer.

Wolton, of Culvery Court, Harding Street, pleaded guilty to one count of supplying a class A drug. The court heard he had a long list of previous convictions going back to 1999 mainly for shoplifting and begging but also for breaching an ASBO.

In July last year, on three consecutive weeks, magistrates imposed suspended sentences for breaching an ASBO, assault and handling stolen goods.

“This offence was committed during the currency of those sentences,” Miss Squire said.

Last year Wolton was one of three street drinkers put on an ASBO banning them from the town centre indefinitely.

Martin Wiggins, defending, said: “The probation service seem to be of the view that this is a man what has shown very considerable promise.

“Nonetheless he is in breach of a suspended sentence order by commission of further offences.”

He said the matter was a spontaneous act as he assisted in the drug deal in a bid to raise money for his drinking.

On another occasion he said he supplied the undercover officer with some cardboard after taking £20 from him for drugs.

“Mr Wolton is alcoholic and spending most of his time in something of a haze, drinking several litres of alcohol a day.

“Whenever opportunities to make money came he took it. His use of drugs, which ended about five years ago, meant he knew exactly what to do in order to get more alcohol to fund his addiction. It sets him apart from those perpetrating the supply of drugs for their own use.”

Passing sentence Judge Tim Mousley QC said: “The sentence I am going to impose upon you today is going to leave you in the position where you have got to make a choice in what to do with your life. You are clocking up suspended sentences. That will mean if you commit any offence in the very near future you are going to go to prison for a very long time.

“You have made progress recently and the pre-sentence report speaks in very positive terms about you. It seems there are the clearest signs you are taking steps to put your life in order and you are doing it off your own bat.”

He imposed an 18-month jail term suspended for two years with a six month drug rehabilitation requirement, and 140 hours of unpaid work.

Dennis, from Dulwich, London, pleaded guilty to three counts of supplying drugs and will be sentenced at a later date.

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6:50am Fri 23 May 14

ChannelX says...

Having kept an eye on sentencing in Swindon lately, it appears there is actually somebody even more inept and dangerous than Mr Field now taking the bulk of cases.

It looks like things are about to get even worse.

An abysmal decision above, obviously.

How many criminals stand before this clowns and HAVEN'T managed to 'tackle' their decades long addictions to the most addictive substances on the planet?

It's like a miracle. They commit crimes to buy the drugs but then as soon as they get arrested for one of their myriad crimes, oh look, they've kicked the habit.

The judiciary cannot possibly be as gullible as they appear, so something far more nefarious is at play here.

Worrying.

And would anybody care to explain the point of 'suspended sentences', other than a way to simply allow criminals to continue committing crime with absolute impunity?
Having kept an eye on sentencing in Swindon lately, it appears there is actually somebody even more inept and dangerous than Mr Field now taking the bulk of cases. It looks like things are about to get even worse. An abysmal decision above, obviously. How many criminals stand before this clowns and HAVEN'T managed to 'tackle' their decades long addictions to the most addictive substances on the planet? It's like a miracle. They commit crimes to buy the drugs but then as soon as they get arrested for one of their myriad crimes, oh look, they've kicked the habit. The judiciary cannot possibly be as gullible as they appear, so something far more nefarious is at play here. Worrying. And would anybody care to explain the point of 'suspended sentences', other than a way to simply allow criminals to continue committing crime with absolute impunity? ChannelX
  • Score: 8

8:56am Fri 23 May 14

Hmmmf says...

And we see laughable instances of drug dealers being told 'to expect jail' by the same judge.
The Judge said:
You are clocking up suspended sentences.

No, Judge. YOU are.

If only it were possible for you to have to serve them alongside all those who go on to commit further crime because of your dismal 'judgement'.
And we see laughable instances of drug dealers being told 'to expect jail' by the same judge. [quote][p][bold]The Judge[/bold] said: You are clocking up suspended sentences. [/quote] No, Judge. YOU are. If only it were possible for you to have to serve them alongside all those who go on to commit further crime because of your dismal 'judgement'. Hmmmf
  • Score: 6

12:49pm Fri 23 May 14

semitonic says...

This idiot is, and never will be, of any use to society and should be humanely terminated immediately. I saw him causing trouble in the town centre again last week, p!ssed as a rat as usual, trying to get money for drink and essential neck tattoos of his kid's names.

Oxygen thief.
This idiot is, and never will be, of any use to society and should be humanely terminated immediately. I saw him causing trouble in the town centre again last week, p!ssed as a rat as usual, trying to get money for drink and essential neck tattoos of his kid's names. Oxygen thief. semitonic
  • Score: 5

12:49pm Fri 23 May 14

peter doole says...

Under cover police officer pick a town centre drunk to ger him drugs.
This young man probably wouldn't have been in court if it wasn't for the police.trying to make there figures look good in there fight against drug crimes.
They should be spending more time get the main dealers and stop picking on the vulnerable addicts and drunks to fill the courts with.
Under cover police officer pick a town centre drunk to ger him drugs. This young man probably wouldn't have been in court if it wasn't for the police.trying to make there figures look good in there fight against drug crimes. They should be spending more time get the main dealers and stop picking on the vulnerable addicts and drunks to fill the courts with. peter doole
  • Score: -10

12:59pm Fri 23 May 14

peter doole says...

semitonic wrote:
This idiot is, and never will be, of any use to society and should be humanely terminated immediately. I saw him causing trouble in the town centre again last week, p!ssed as a rat as usual, trying to get money for drink and essential neck tattoos of his kid's names.

Oxygen thief.
That idiot is probably someone son
[quote][p][bold]semitonic[/bold] wrote: This idiot is, and never will be, of any use to society and should be humanely terminated immediately. I saw him causing trouble in the town centre again last week, p!ssed as a rat as usual, trying to get money for drink and essential neck tattoos of his kid's names. Oxygen thief.[/p][/quote]That idiot is probably someone son peter doole
  • Score: -7

12:59pm Fri 23 May 14

peter doole says...

semitonic wrote:
This idiot is, and never will be, of any use to society and should be humanely terminated immediately. I saw him causing trouble in the town centre again last week, p!ssed as a rat as usual, trying to get money for drink and essential neck tattoos of his kid's names.

Oxygen thief.
That idiot is probably someone son
[quote][p][bold]semitonic[/bold] wrote: This idiot is, and never will be, of any use to society and should be humanely terminated immediately. I saw him causing trouble in the town centre again last week, p!ssed as a rat as usual, trying to get money for drink and essential neck tattoos of his kid's names. Oxygen thief.[/p][/quote]That idiot is probably someone son peter doole
  • Score: -5

12:59pm Fri 23 May 14

peter doole says...

semitonic wrote:
This idiot is, and never will be, of any use to society and should be humanely terminated immediately. I saw him causing trouble in the town centre again last week, p!ssed as a rat as usual, trying to get money for drink and essential neck tattoos of his kid's names.

Oxygen thief.
That idiot is probably someone son
[quote][p][bold]semitonic[/bold] wrote: This idiot is, and never will be, of any use to society and should be humanely terminated immediately. I saw him causing trouble in the town centre again last week, p!ssed as a rat as usual, trying to get money for drink and essential neck tattoos of his kid's names. Oxygen thief.[/p][/quote]That idiot is probably someone son peter doole
  • Score: -4

12:59pm Fri 23 May 14

peter doole says...

semitonic wrote:
This idiot is, and never will be, of any use to society and should be humanely terminated immediately. I saw him causing trouble in the town centre again last week, p!ssed as a rat as usual, trying to get money for drink and essential neck tattoos of his kid's names.

Oxygen thief.
That idiot is probably someone son
[quote][p][bold]semitonic[/bold] wrote: This idiot is, and never will be, of any use to society and should be humanely terminated immediately. I saw him causing trouble in the town centre again last week, p!ssed as a rat as usual, trying to get money for drink and essential neck tattoos of his kid's names. Oxygen thief.[/p][/quote]That idiot is probably someone son peter doole
  • Score: -4

1:04pm Fri 23 May 14

peter doole says...

peter doole wrote:
semitonic wrote:
This idiot is, and never will be, of any use to society and should be humanely terminated immediately. I saw him causing trouble in the town centre again last week, p!ssed as a rat as usual, trying to get money for drink and essential neck tattoos of his kid's names.

Oxygen thief.
That idiot is probably someone son
I agree he is a idiot but he's not a drug dealer
[quote][p][bold]peter doole[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]semitonic[/bold] wrote: This idiot is, and never will be, of any use to society and should be humanely terminated immediately. I saw him causing trouble in the town centre again last week, p!ssed as a rat as usual, trying to get money for drink and essential neck tattoos of his kid's names. Oxygen thief.[/p][/quote]That idiot is probably someone son[/p][/quote]I agree he is a idiot but he's not a drug dealer peter doole
  • Score: -3

1:05pm Fri 23 May 14

peter doole says...

peter doole wrote:
semitonic wrote:
This idiot is, and never will be, of any use to society and should be humanely terminated immediately. I saw him causing trouble in the town centre again last week, p!ssed as a rat as usual, trying to get money for drink and essential neck tattoos of his kid's names.

Oxygen thief.
That idiot is probably someone son
I agree he is a idiot but he's not a drug dealer
[quote][p][bold]peter doole[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]semitonic[/bold] wrote: This idiot is, and never will be, of any use to society and should be humanely terminated immediately. I saw him causing trouble in the town centre again last week, p!ssed as a rat as usual, trying to get money for drink and essential neck tattoos of his kid's names. Oxygen thief.[/p][/quote]That idiot is probably someone son[/p][/quote]I agree he is a idiot but he's not a drug dealer peter doole
  • Score: -4

1:05pm Fri 23 May 14

peter doole says...

peter doole wrote:
semitonic wrote:
This idiot is, and never will be, of any use to society and should be humanely terminated immediately. I saw him causing trouble in the town centre again last week, p!ssed as a rat as usual, trying to get money for drink and essential neck tattoos of his kid's names.

Oxygen thief.
That idiot is probably someone son
I agree he is a idiot but he's not a drug dealer
[quote][p][bold]peter doole[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]semitonic[/bold] wrote: This idiot is, and never will be, of any use to society and should be humanely terminated immediately. I saw him causing trouble in the town centre again last week, p!ssed as a rat as usual, trying to get money for drink and essential neck tattoos of his kid's names. Oxygen thief.[/p][/quote]That idiot is probably someone son[/p][/quote]I agree he is a idiot but he's not a drug dealer peter doole
  • Score: -3

1:05pm Fri 23 May 14

peter doole says...

peter doole wrote:
semitonic wrote:
This idiot is, and never will be, of any use to society and should be humanely terminated immediately. I saw him causing trouble in the town centre again last week, p!ssed as a rat as usual, trying to get money for drink and essential neck tattoos of his kid's names.

Oxygen thief.
That idiot is probably someone son
I agree he is a idiot but he's not a drug dealer
[quote][p][bold]peter doole[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]semitonic[/bold] wrote: This idiot is, and never will be, of any use to society and should be humanely terminated immediately. I saw him causing trouble in the town centre again last week, p!ssed as a rat as usual, trying to get money for drink and essential neck tattoos of his kid's names. Oxygen thief.[/p][/quote]That idiot is probably someone son[/p][/quote]I agree he is a idiot but he's not a drug dealer peter doole
  • Score: -4

1:05pm Fri 23 May 14

peter doole says...

peter doole wrote:
semitonic wrote:
This idiot is, and never will be, of any use to society and should be humanely terminated immediately. I saw him causing trouble in the town centre again last week, p!ssed as a rat as usual, trying to get money for drink and essential neck tattoos of his kid's names.

Oxygen thief.
That idiot is probably someone son
I agree he is a idiot but he's not a drug dealer
[quote][p][bold]peter doole[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]semitonic[/bold] wrote: This idiot is, and never will be, of any use to society and should be humanely terminated immediately. I saw him causing trouble in the town centre again last week, p!ssed as a rat as usual, trying to get money for drink and essential neck tattoos of his kid's names. Oxygen thief.[/p][/quote]That idiot is probably someone son[/p][/quote]I agree he is a idiot but he's not a drug dealer peter doole
  • Score: -4

1:24pm Fri 23 May 14

ChannelX says...

Two things:

1. He's definitely someone's son.

2. He's also a drug user, drug dealer and found himself in court because of his own actions. If you deal drugs to people you don't know, you can hardly blame the police when you end up selling drugs to, well, the police.

Still, he's got no worries, the judge just let him off, again and again and again, in any case.

Back to selling drugs then.
Two things: 1. He's definitely someone's son. 2. He's also a drug user, drug dealer and found himself in court because of his own actions. If you deal drugs to people you don't know, you can hardly blame the police when you end up selling drugs to, well, the police. Still, he's got no worries, the judge just let him off, again and again and again, in any case. Back to selling drugs then. ChannelX
  • Score: 7

6:53pm Fri 23 May 14

Localboy86 says...

If he hassles my nan for money in town again he will be wishing he was sent to prison and I've told him this. Absolute scum of the earth.
If he hassles my nan for money in town again he will be wishing he was sent to prison and I've told him this. Absolute scum of the earth. Localboy86
  • Score: 2

2:22pm Sat 24 May 14

ChannelX says...

Localboy86 wrote:
If he hassles my nan for money in town again he will be wishing he was sent to prison and I've told him this. Absolute scum of the earth.
You mean, you let him off as well?
[quote][p][bold]Localboy86[/bold] wrote: If he hassles my nan for money in town again he will be wishing he was sent to prison and I've told him this. Absolute scum of the earth.[/p][/quote]You mean, you let him off as well? ChannelX
  • Score: 1

8:36pm Sat 24 May 14

semitonic says...

Martin Wiggins, defending, said: “The probation service seem to be of the view that this is a man what has shown very considerable promise."

Incredible, even the defense lawyer appears to be an imbecile, let alone the defendant.
Martin Wiggins, defending, said: “The probation service seem to be of the view that this is a man what has shown very considerable promise." Incredible, even the defense lawyer appears to be an imbecile, let alone the defendant. semitonic
  • Score: 1

8:24am Sun 25 May 14

ChannelX says...

semitonic wrote:
Martin Wiggins, defending, said: “The probation service seem to be of the view that this is a man what has shown very considerable promise."

Incredible, even the defense lawyer appears to be an imbecile, let alone the defendant.
Defence laywers know what to say. They're not interested whether it's true or not. Just push the buttons and give the judge what he/she needs in order to let the convicted criminal stroll free from court.

"It's OK, he's only got 347 previous convictions and hasn't been caught for the other crimes he's committed during the last 2 months... so he's practically being considered for the next Pope now"

The judiciary simply cannot be stupid enough to believe this drivel, so one can only assume they deliberately choose to overlook and accept these untruths.

This guy will have already been selling drugs by the time the above article was even written and will be back in court, to be let off again, within a month or two.

Remember those words, though, 'The probation service seem to be of the view that this is a man what has shown very considerable promise'.

Let's see what the experts over at the probation service say when this career criminal does drugs, sells drugs and breaks myriad laws again.

'Very considerable promise'.

Yeah, OK.
[quote][p][bold]semitonic[/bold] wrote: Martin Wiggins, defending, said: “The probation service seem to be of the view that this is a man what has shown very considerable promise." Incredible, even the defense lawyer appears to be an imbecile, let alone the defendant.[/p][/quote]Defence laywers know what to say. They're not interested whether it's true or not. Just push the buttons and give the judge what he/she needs in order to let the convicted criminal stroll free from court. "It's OK, he's only got 347 previous convictions and hasn't been caught for the other crimes he's committed during the last 2 months... so he's practically being considered for the next Pope now" The judiciary simply cannot be stupid enough to believe this drivel, so one can only assume they deliberately choose to overlook and accept these untruths. This guy will have already been selling drugs by the time the above article was even written and will be back in court, to be let off again, within a month or two. Remember those words, though, 'The probation service seem to be of the view that this is a man what has shown very considerable promise'. Let's see what the experts over at the probation service say when this career criminal does drugs, sells drugs and breaks myriad laws again. 'Very considerable promise'. Yeah, OK. ChannelX
  • Score: 3

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