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Sun Wants Ursula Nevin To Be The Face Of The Salford Riots: Fails Horribly

by | 22nd, August 2011

URSULA Nevin’s crime was to have pulled on pair of shorts her lodger Gemma Corbett had looted. The mum-of-two was jailed for five months by a district judge in Manchester. But on appeal Judge Andrew Gilbart QC changed her sentence to 75 hours of unpaid work saying that her original sentence had been “wrong in principle”:

“Ursula Nevin did not go into Manchester city centre. We regard it as wrong in principle that she was subject to a custodial sentence. She must pay some sentence because she knew where the goods had come from. Seventy-five hours of unpaid work appears to be the appropriate figure bearing in mind the guilty plea.”


“You must have found yourself, in the circumstances of the last week, trapped in a circle of hell. The way you never get into that situation again is to show the courage to say ‘no’.”

She issues a statement:

“I am very sorry about the events of the last 10 days. The last week has been a traumatic experience for me – one that I just want to forget. I just want to go home now and see my children.”

Crobett, 24, was jailed for 18 months, for stealing four pairs of trainers, two pairs of shorts, a rucksack and a bag, worth a total of £625 from the Vans store in Church Street.

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

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