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Ursula Nevin’s Ordeal Shows Up A Fragile And Incompetent System In Bullingdon Britain

by | 20th, August 2011

BANG up the looters! Tough David Cameron wants tough action on wrong doers in Bullingdon Britain . Richard North looks on…aghast:

Ursula Nevin, the mother jailed  for handling looted shorts has now been freed on appeal, with lawyers now predicting a flood of successful appeals against “hysterical” sentencing.

Judge Andrew Gilbart, the Recorder of Manchester Crown Court ruled that it was wrong in principle to jail Nevin, a mother of two, simply for receiving clothing that had been stolen by a looter. Nevin had been left in a circle of hell after being jailed for five months. Gilbart ordered her to be released immediately.
After growing concern at the sentences faced by more than 1,300 people who have appeared in court as a result of the rioting, it is the first signal that harsh punishments are set to be overturned. Convicted rioters are being handed prison sentences that are on average 25 per cent longer than normal.

Thus do we enter the next phase of this ongoing debacle. Having left summary justice to the magistrates, senior judges are now having to wade in and undo much of their work, simply because the policy and approach has not been thought through.

One does not have to pass judgement as to whether or not those convicted and sentenced deserve their punishments simply

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