Man avoids jail after breaching sentence

A MAN who failed to comply with the terms of a suspended sentence has been given a chance after a judge heard his father was seriously ill after suffering a stroke.

Sean Little, of Inglesham Road, was ordered to attend probation and complete a course to address his aggressive behaviour after being given a ten-month jail term suspended for a year last October.

He had brandished a knife during an incident at home on August 25 last year and claimed later he had unwittingly been given a legal high by a friend.

But the 24-year-old only turned up for two of the first seven appointments on the order having already been given three weeks off because of his father’s plight.

Little admitted being in breach of the order by failing to attend appointments.

Rob Ross, defending, said Little had not been working as his boss was his mother’s partner, and they had split up causing Little to move out.

He said: “He was honest with me, the reason he hasn't started is he simply let family matters get on top.”

Judge Philip Wassall extended the order to 18 months and told him he would effectively be starting it again. “You’re not going to get the nod the second time,” he said.

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6:22pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Hmmmf says...

It's nice that new judges are carrying on the traditions of the 'last chance saloon' here in Swindon. Or did you-know-who change his name by deed-poll?
It's nice that new judges are carrying on the traditions of the 'last chance saloon' here in Swindon. Or did you-know-who change his name by deed-poll? Hmmmf
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9:10pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Mango man says...

Hmmmf wrote:
It's nice that new judges are carrying on the traditions of the 'last chance saloon' here in Swindon. Or did you-know-who change his name by deed-poll?
Yawn.......
[quote][p][bold]Hmmmf[/bold] wrote: It's nice that new judges are carrying on the traditions of the 'last chance saloon' here in Swindon. Or did you-know-who change his name by deed-poll?[/p][/quote]Yawn....... Mango man
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8:29am Tue 28 Jan 14

ChannelX says...

Let off, family problems. Let off, drug issues. Let off, didn't know what I was doing M'lud. Let off, it was raining. Let off, the day had a 'Y' in it.

I would put money on it that the criminal in the article above barely even sees his 'seriously ill' father, let alone does anything to assist him.

Something needs to be done about the mindset of the judiciary. They are evidently completely unable, or unwilling, to do the job they are paid so handsomely to do on our behalf.
Let off, family problems. Let off, drug issues. Let off, didn't know what I was doing M'lud. Let off, it was raining. Let off, the day had a 'Y' in it. I would put money on it that the criminal in the article above barely even sees his 'seriously ill' father, let alone does anything to assist him. Something needs to be done about the mindset of the judiciary. They are evidently completely unable, or unwilling, to do the job they are paid so handsomely to do on our behalf. ChannelX
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