Job saves Burnley burglar from jail sentence

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Job saves Burnley burglar from jail sentence Job saves Burnley burglar from jail sentence

A HOUSE raider who was spared jail got lucky again after flouting the order he was given, because he is working.

Ryan Williams, 24, had been facing prison for failing to turn up for probation, but was given a last chance.

Burnley Crown Court had earlier been told Williams burgled a house in Victoria Road, Padiham, at night and was confronted by the victim at 1.30am.

When the householder found him, he said:”You owe me some money.” The victim took hold of the defendant, who had told him menacingly: “I wouldn't do that if I were you.”

The hearing was told Williams, a qualified electrician, had lost his job through drink and had then become a burglar.

The defendant, of Lowerhouse Lane, Burnley, had admitted burglary last August and had been given 15 months in prison, suspended for two years, with two years’ supervision and 200 hours’ unpaid work.

He was back in the dock to admit breaching the order.

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12:42pm Tue 29 Apr 14

AndyD123 says...

He was spared jail because he had a job? Why should a person's employment status have a bearing on whether or not they get jailed?
He was spared jail because he had a job? Why should a person's employment status have a bearing on whether or not they get jailed? AndyD123
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3:19pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Interocitor says...

AndyD123 wrote:
He was spared jail because he had a job? Why should a person's employment status have a bearing on whether or not they get jailed?
I agree entirely. It's ridiculous. Anyone burglarising a home should do jail time.
[quote][p][bold]AndyD123[/bold] wrote: He was spared jail because he had a job? Why should a person's employment status have a bearing on whether or not they get jailed?[/p][/quote]I agree entirely. It's ridiculous. Anyone burglarising a home should do jail time. Interocitor
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7:10am Wed 30 Apr 14

happycyclist says...

AndyD123 wrote:
He was spared jail because he had a job? Why should a person's employment status have a bearing on whether or not they get jailed?
It's all part of the war against the unemployed, where the unemployed are being treated as bigger pariahs than criminals. They'll be freeing criminals from prison soon, just to make room for the unemployed. It's a Tory mentality; people at the bottom of the food chain are just seen as serfs and slaves and not working for a pittance and making them lots of money is the ultimate crime.
[quote][p][bold]AndyD123[/bold] wrote: He was spared jail because he had a job? Why should a person's employment status have a bearing on whether or not they get jailed?[/p][/quote]It's all part of the war against the unemployed, where the unemployed are being treated as bigger pariahs than criminals. They'll be freeing criminals from prison soon, just to make room for the unemployed. It's a Tory mentality; people at the bottom of the food chain are just seen as serfs and slaves and not working for a pittance and making them lots of money is the ultimate crime. happycyclist
  • Score: 3

7:45pm Fri 2 May 14

HelmshoreBoy says...

Would anybody out there want to employ this thief?
Would anybody out there want to employ this thief? HelmshoreBoy
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