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Candy for criminals?

PUBLISHED: 11:12 06 May 2008 | UPDATED: 20:19 05 July 2010

ON April 28 a group of men and a woman appeared at Ipswich Crown Court charged with grievous bodily harm and affray, one of those men was a Lowestoft Town footballer who was freed along with two other men and a woman, free to play at Wembley for his club.

ON April 28 a group of men and a woman appeared at Ipswich Crown Court charged with grievous bodily harm and affray, one of those men was a Lowestoft Town footballer who was freed along with two other men and a woman, free to play at Wembley for his club.

The other two men freed were brothers, one with a history of convictions for violence.

The only one who no previous convictions of any kind and who showed any remorse was given 32 months in prison. Where is the justice when blatant continuous offending becomes a freedom ticket and remorse becomes a crime?

To give one person a prison sentence that will appear to see justice done while giving freedom to others allowing them to continue flaunting the system at every opportunity doesn't speak of the kind of justice I knew. And what of the Lowestoft Town football player, will they still take him to Wembley?

I for one along with many others won't be cheering him on.

You decide. Should we continue giving candy to criminals in an attempt to get them to behave while they laugh at how easy it is to con the system, meanwhile, poisoning the core of society.

Great Britain we certainly are not, we need to wake up and smell the coffee to coin a common phrase Britain's justice needs a change and it needs it now. A change back to when justice meant just that.

ALAN SMITH

Lowestoft


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