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Mum Spared Jail After Theft

Tuesday December 24 2013

Barnsley Magistrates' Court Barnsley Magistrates' Court

A MUM-OF-THREE with 15 convictions of theft has been spared from jail after stealing perfume.

Lilija Jezdovska, 35, was arrested after being seen acting suspiciously, said George Hazel-Owram, prosecuting at Barnsley Magistrates' Court.

She stole perfume gift sets from Boots worth £72.

Jezdovska, of Sherwood Street, Barnsley, is undergoing drug rehabilitation and had kept all but one of her 26 appointments, said David Lockhart, defending.

Mr Lockhart urged the court to view the theft as a 'blip' and said the mum-of-three, who came to the UK from Latvia seven years ago, should not be locked up.

Jezdovska, who admitted theft, was ordered to undergo a further six months of drug rehabilitation, to pay £85 in costs and a victim surcharge of £80.

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Reply Posted by stephen on Tuesday December 24 2013 at 13:38
Send her back to Latvia.

Reply Posted by shaggy on Tuesday December 24 2013 at 13:48
r tha r8 shag, gerrem sent back!

Reply Posted by BOB on Friday December 27 2013 at 14:58
Had she not got a drug addiction she would have the money to feed her kids. Rather than increase the state handouts for those that come here with no intention of getting a job and living for free.

Reply Posted by anon on Tuesday December 24 2013 at 16:33
If she were english she would have been jailed

Reply Posted by jane on Tuesday December 24 2013 at 17:04
Wtf???? Send her bk to her own country, 15 conivctions and spared jail? I remember a young mum a few weeks ago gettin sent away for xmas for stealing £17 of goods!! Oh yeh forget she was white british... Where's the justice in this??? Merry xmas all :-)

Reply Posted by Ben on Tuesday December 24 2013 at 17:09
That seems pretty reasonable. She's currently undergoing drug rehabilitation and missed one out of 26 appointments. She's obviously trying pretty hard! I'm sure drug addicts have pretty hectic lifestyles. Maybe the magistrate decided to give her a last chance. I'm pretty sure if he/she sees her again they won't be so lenient next time.

Reply Posted by not good enough. on Tuesday December 31 2013 at 09:26
Sorry Ben, everyone is entitled to their own opinions but if she was really trying that hard she wouldn't have missed one.

Missing one appointment isn't good enough.

Reply Posted by JB on Tuesday December 24 2013 at 17:25
She came seven years ago and has 15 convictions! If people come here from another country and comit crime they should lose the right to stay here!

Reply Posted by jimmy on Tuesday December 24 2013 at 18:05
Well Barnsley truth. I'm not racist,but,she is obviously a waste of space. She will be on benefits,she is having my taxes spent on her drug rehab and she is stealing! They won't jail her,which if they did,it would cost us more,so what is to be done with her? She's a lost cause,and I can understand people feeling angry that she has come to this country and is draining every resource she can. Its natural for people to think she should be sent back to her own country. Its just easy to say in anger,and boy does it get people angry. You call it racist, but if the legal system punished her appropriately it wouldn't anger people so much. In this case I agree,send her home,we don't want her! And that's not racist mate its common sense.

Reply Posted by Nix on Tuesday December 24 2013 at 18:35
Send her back home , it's more than likely us tax payers are keeping a roof over her head paying for her treatment

Reply Posted by Maybe on Tuesday December 24 2013 at 18:46
Be very careful what you say Jimmy, Nix and Peter, I'm 100% in favour of you..A burden on our society and sould be sent back home..But sadly has Barnsley truth and ME states we are all racists and Brainless monkeys? I am not a RACIST I just get pissed off when people are draining our system. She probably does not work.lives rent and ct free.what the heck is she contributing to the country..ONE mistake or Maybe 2 but jesus bloody hell 15 convictions..SENT ALL CONVICTED IMMIGRANTS HOME..

Reply Posted by peter on Tuesday December 24 2013 at 18:58
I would be interested to know what punishment this woman would have received in Latvia,and what her lifestyle would be in that country? Would she be housed?would she get a place at drug rehab with more than likely methadone to help? Would she still have her freedom after stealing 15 times?
Has she done all of these things in Latvia already and moved to a different country as she has exhausted any welfare there? It truly Is disgusting. We have enough of our own citizens committing these crimes already, now thats not racist! Because I'm realist,and not a brainless monkey either!

Reply Posted by j on Tuesday December 24 2013 at 20:11
Totally with you peter - beggars belief why this country has to put up with immigrants who give nothing yet expect everything - and usually get it!! Bet I'd get everything in Latvia!! No, didn't think so!!

Reply Posted by mp on Tuesday December 24 2013 at 20:17
I'm not racist but enough is definitely enough its about time government did something about all these criminal imports people like her would be kicked out of the USA and we should do the same end of

Reply Posted by john on Wednesday December 25 2013 at 19:49
Why is she even here barnsley is getting diluted with foreign nationals what is happening to the town I love im so proud to be from barnsley

Reply Posted by bollock on Thursday December 26 2013 at 12:57
Then u should av took um to court for misconduct if it was an accident u were I'll treated

Reply Posted by kilkenny on Thursday December 26 2013 at 15:43
theres nowt rong wi a bit of shoplifting. thats why they come here innit..

Reply Posted by Ben on Saturday December 28 2013 at 12:55
Set of racist, bigoted, chronicle reading arse holes - I've lived in Barnsley all my life and I'm proud to have done so, many of you are making it pretty difficult for me to hold on to that.

Reply Posted by bus on Saturday December 28 2013 at 17:00
One way ticket for Ben. What makes me piss myself.." born and bred in Barnsley" ASK YOURSELF WHAT IS KEEPING YOU HERE..Don't like people having opinions then MOVE..

Reply Posted by bill on Saturday December 28 2013 at 18:34
Ben,you are bigoted towards chronicle readers you fool! Do you realise this site is a chronicle spin off? You are also a bigoted chronicle reader. Your words not mine.8:)

Reply Posted by duh, duh, dum on Saturday December 28 2013 at 13:18
I love it when people put "I'm not racist but.." the very fact you feel the need to justify yourself by qualifying your "anti-racist" status beforehand really does make it clear that you are, in fact racist.

Reply Posted by yes yu are dum on Saturday December 28 2013 at 18:30
You have your name right there,....dumb!
No matter what anyone is being called,racist,ageist,stupid, whatever,the person will always use the accusation quoted to defend themselves. Your point is silly. Don't try and deny that by saying you are not silly though,as you will be justifying yourself trying to qualify that you are in fact not stupid. This will then of course (in your mind set) just prove you are indeed a very big Silly bugger.

Reply Posted by Dramatic drumroll on Sunday December 29 2013 at 12:11
Funnily enough, I'd never deny that I'm very a silly bugger sometimes - I think we all can be.
I don't think what this lady did was right, stealing rarely is and surely someone with 15 previous offenses should be punished.
Potentially I can see the sense in compelling economic migrants who have committed criminal acts in the UK to return to their country of origin. I'm not sure if it's the right thing to do though. If all the EU countries did it - I'm sure we'd have a huge influx of UK expats who have escaped conviction. But that's a debate for another day.
Returning to the point however, her nationality doesn't matter. Really it doesn't. As a European she probably isn't a different race so the "I'm not racist, but.." statement seems to reveal a lot about the thoughts about the person using it -that they're a little worried that their "Send 'em back," "Immigrants can give you cancer" type comments might be mistaken. Not as good healthy British concern but as reactionary and racist. Or maybe they are thinking racist thoughts, more terrible than they dare post anonymously on an internet site and their subconscious reaction is to make sure they tell us that they aren't racist first.
Could be owt.

Reply Posted by omg on Saturday December 28 2013 at 21:19
Does it matter whether white British, black, Asian, yellow or bloody purple, the truth is she stole n got away with it too many times.

Reply Posted by Pedantic on Saturday December 28 2013 at 21:19
I'd call it xenophobia rather than racism.

Reply Posted by narrrr on Saturday December 28 2013 at 21:42
Narrrr,don't think any ones scared of them. Its just that we have enough off our own citizens drugging it up and thieving without foreigners joining in too. That's not racism either, its called "stating the bleeding obvious"

Reply Posted by Barnoboy on Saturday December 28 2013 at 21:23
Some of these people make me feel disgusted to come from Barnsley. I'm not racist but.... Your a bunch of racist idiots. Half the people in Barnsley don't work and are druggies but because she's not from the uk it's 'send her back' what about those that are from the uk that do all that shit? Where shall we send them? But I guess because their British it doesn't matter.
Educate yourself bout the laws and the system. Open your eyes a bit because I'm ashamed to come from the same town as some of you.

Reply Posted by anon on Saturday December 28 2013 at 21:53
@barnoboy,you will be more ashamed to come from Barnsley when the crime rates in our town soar,you can't have it both ways. You ask where shall we send them??? Ermmm try their own country! I suppose you don't want crime to drop in Barnsley then,making it a nicer,safer place to live? No taxes paid in/ free NHS,free benefits,free drugs,free rehab,probably free housing, and the list goes on. OK barnoboy,let them all in you twit

Reply Posted by Barnoboy FOOL on Saturday December 28 2013 at 22:00
What a complete disgrace you are Barnoboy@ I am ashamed to come from the same town as Fools like you...She is a complete drain on our country. Mine and a lot more are paying taxes to keep these low life foreigners.This isn't about people who were born here getting drugged up..Enough is enough with the scum getting free houses,money, Nhs ,dentists plus more..If there here to work that's fine..Criminals and those who don't work sould be sent HOME..this is our country and it's about time the spineless government dealt with the vastly overcrowded country and said enough is enough..That;S not been RACIST it is COMMON SENSE. you FOOL

Reply Posted by anon on Saturday December 28 2013 at 22:05
@barnoboy, just ask yourself why she's here and not Spain?Germany?France?. Think about it. Would you move to Latvia with all the intentions of not working? No,because my friend you would starve in a field.

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Sunday December 29 2013 at 11:38
She's here the same reason why most of them that come and don't want to work...


This should have been stopped years ago, but successive politically correct namby pamby governments have failed to put a stop to it.

The Tories have imposed a 3 month waiting time for benefits for the impending hoards of Romanians and Bulgarians that are due to arrive on our already overcrowded shores in a matter of DAYS.

They will just join their fellow brethren in the Roma camp down on Park Lane begging for three months until they can get their benefits wont they?

Reply Posted by peed off on Saturday December 28 2013 at 21:27
for gods sake, get off ya anti - racist perch, I don't want immigrants European or not sponging off my hard earned taxes. Simple!!!! get the drugged up leach on the next plane to Latvia and take her passport off her... the vile vermin are draining this country and all its services. I hate immigrants for taking the piss out off my country, not because they speak or look different. They are all inbred sponges and this government need to man up and get shut!!!!

Reply Posted by wellybobs on Saturday December 28 2013 at 21:34
@barnoboy. The thread isn't about the wasters you have mentioned though is it? They too get itin the neck on here. The posts are about a consistent thief who just happens to come from another country. I do believe she should be sent home. Families from hell are moved around from housing estates to housing estates, they are British citizens and so have to be moved around in their own country. What do you suggest should be done with repeat offenders,after all she has had 15 chances already?

Reply Posted by Mee on Saturday December 28 2013 at 21:34
Peed off well said

Reply Posted by BRITISH working citizen! on Saturday December 28 2013 at 21:43
@barnoboy..... The point is, this person is foreign. She come to this country to offend, offend and re-offend! 16 times in 7 years? Come on, racist or not, it's not acceptable and if she can't abide by our law then she shouldn't be here, it's simple!

Reply Posted by Nix on Saturday December 28 2013 at 22:20
@ peed off I couldn't agree more with you well said

Reply Posted by JB on Saturday December 28 2013 at 22:35
If she was doing it to feed her children why nick perfume, maybe we would have been more sympathetic if she had stolen food!

Reply Posted by anon on Saturday December 28 2013 at 22:38
Perfumes easy to flog. If she cared enough to feed her kids she would straighten herself up. If she can't manage that here she has no chance. Poor kids I say.

Reply Posted by anon on Saturday December 28 2013 at 23:42
I cant believe some of these comments for a start its not being racist to be disgusted in what this womans done n will more than likely continue to do while being allowed to get away with it regardless of her race,what a great example she must lead to her children who will prob end up in care...n think that stealing is an acceptable way of gaining things...n does no one stop to think that it is because of her n other shoplifters why its spoiled the rest of us !

Reply Posted by LV on Sunday December 29 2013 at 00:11
Considering a woman was looked up for stealing some things for her son for Christmas I find it ridiculous that this woman has escaped punishment! Just because she is cooperating with rehabilitation meetings it shouldn't give her a free pass for stealing perfume!!! Honestly, this is ridiculous! I am not a not a prejudiced person, for me her nationality has nothing to do with this, but she has FIFTEEN priors for theft!! She should be given jail time!! Anyone else would have been locked up by now! She is obviously not learning any lessons here!!!

Reply Posted by Fred on Sunday December 29 2013 at 00:15
Jayne kitching,

You have some balls criticising some ones English, your post is barely legible, I suggest you learn your own language before criticising someone else's second or third.

Reply Posted by anon on Sunday December 29 2013 at 00:19
Thinking this through, I reckon she wasn't jailed because she has 3 kids. They would more than likely have been put into care during her sentence. Its tough to be fair,in my mind this is reason enough to send her home,hopefully to relatives. Its obvious she's not going to change and she really can't care enough for her kids or she would simply accept all help offered and turn her life round, for their sake. Where's the father?

Reply Posted by Kilkenny on Sunday December 29 2013 at 00:37
Leave the poor lady alone. She stole because the government does not pay her enough to keep her kids clothed and food on the table.Government sould pay more to the foreigners has it's not there fault there have left a bad country behind.

Reply Posted by Gillyjoggy1 on Sunday December 29 2013 at 01:47
Peed off .. I couldnt av said it better .. its a disgrace send her bk and any other what breaks the law ... I too am fed up of my well earnt money supporting these imigrants send them all bk .. the country is in crisis ..we got enough to deal with grrrrr

Reply Posted by KFc on Sunday December 29 2013 at 11:16
Make the time fit the crime. We need to adapt a ZERO Tolerance Country fro 2014.

Government could pass the law in days in the Commons as previously demonstrated.

We would have to put in a exemption clause MP's have immunity from prosecution.

We would have no MPs by February.

Reply Posted by Kfc on Sunday December 29 2013 at 19:38
Wait while next Wednesday when thousands will be coming. With no Benefits for three months the magistrates better get ready with the sob stories.

At least they will be able to get a Social Worker ordered by the courts. So it won't be long before they get Social Housing free schools and health care.

And the odd bag of food from shoplifting in the meantime.

Who says crime does not pay.

Reply Posted by me on Sunday December 29 2013 at 21:32
I agree dosent matter what race you are its still a crime and probably the reason prices are going up all the time...think some ppl are glass backs thinkin they come over for anything other than to scrounge hey maybe if they wreent gettin all benefit s they would up your dole money or whatever benefit u scrounge kilkenny u need an education love n domething other ti di than post crap on here !!

Reply Posted by me on Monday December 30 2013 at 00:01
Work haha where exatly n whos racist did I say anything about her colour or where from u r a tit love with nowt better to do well I have so goodnight.....n your on about language look at your earlier posts idiot !!

Reply Posted by nicole on Monday December 30 2013 at 02:42
Wont the real kilkenny please stand up...mmmmmmmmm

Reply Posted by gee man on Monday December 30 2013 at 11:38
Yeah lets all be happy, were really gonna be happy when the thieving Romanians come aren't we.
time to vote ukip take a stand and get our country back.
we don't want any more foreigners here we have had enough.

Reply Posted by in a mess on Monday December 30 2013 at 11:47
Gee man@ You complete nerd. Vote UKIP. Oh my god UKIP has said we need to let refugees from Syria come here..What the heck you voting for UKIP. when there want to bring more..

Reply Posted by Kilkenny on Monday December 30 2013 at 13:35
Black bums are same as white bums they all do the same job.

Reply Posted by lauren on Monday December 30 2013 at 15:06
Chuffin hell ur all biting back at the Kilkenny but it's jus sum loser from London n don't matter were ur from what colour skin u av or what language u speak doesn't even matter which country ur from or live in if u break the law u shud be punished equally

Reply Posted by Redrew on Tuesday December 31 2013 at 15:36
WAB it really is about time that you started making people register before posting. Some of the posts on this site are racist it's not just one person either. These people should be reported to the authorities and action should be taken against them. By doing nothing your site at present is inflaming and promoting racism. This has to stop!! We are Barnsley NOT We Are Racists!

Reply Posted by Redrew on Tuesday December 31 2013 at 16:42
Kilkenny2 if that was intended at me then you are mistaken, I am not Kilkenny. I would like you to point out the mistakes in my grammar. (By the way, you need to leave a space after a full stop).

After this post I will not respond to any post directed at me.

Reply Posted by kfc on Tuesday December 31 2013 at 18:37
Happy New Year to all WABERS that contributed to some very serious and light hearted banter over the last year.

Special thanks to STEVO who is probably the only one that gets facts before selecting his gear.

LOL who I believe is stark Raving Bonkers. ( right up my street)

SID I think must be in his 150's with the Knowledge he has, and I'm sure is a great guy to work for.I guess old school demand respect and GIVES respect back in return.

Then there is lauren this lady will give anyone a run for the money. I don't Know her personally but when world war three breaks out. I want her on my side.

Then there is the Barnsley reject Kilkenny from LOOOOOOOOdon.end off.

So I'm on the razzle going to meet proper people( only kidding) in Wombwell

All the best see you all next Year.



Reply Posted by sid on Wednesday January 1 2014 at 13:21
Well what a lovely post from you @kfc. Thank you for the compliments you cheeky bugger...lol! I'm 58!!!!! Made me laugh that has. Sounds like maybe I need another new years resolution.....act my age and get "with it". Saying that,I was twerkng last night!!!
HOPE ALL THE WABBERS HAVE A BRILLIANT 2014. And yes kfc, I agree with your summary of our fellow posters, even Richards posts are interesting,don't forget him. What a long tunnel he looks down,he has the vision,but its very unwavering. He needs to try seeing both sides of things for 2014,he may learn something,as I have from him to be fair. You sound like a good measured kinda guy too kfc...ALL THE BEST MATE.

Reply Posted by kfc on Tuesday December 31 2013 at 18:39
Sorry I meant Sir STEVO.

Reply Posted by sid on Wednesday January 1 2014 at 13:50
Yes @kfc, Steveo deserve acknowledgement, I for one have learnt so much from his posts. Some things I wish I hadn't though. The things he has posted have left me,angry,enraged,sad and shocked.

Keep posting your facts and figures Steveo, you have opened my eyes,don't know what to do about most of it,but these are things we should all be made aware of.

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Wednesday January 1 2014 at 23:24
The truth always deserves to be told and the good people of our once proud town and indeed nation should be made aware of the treachery that the Tories and their right wing media cohorts get away with.

I am not alone in this quest, i am merely a pawn in the chess game, there are thousands of bloggers putting out the truth every single day week in week out.

I'm not here for the plaudits, I'm here for one thing and one thing only, to tell the truth, whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Reply Posted by lauren on Wednesday January 1 2014 at 11:26
Awww @kfc that's really nice. I hoped u av a fantastic new year n dint get too drunk lol HAPPY NEW YEAR TO U ALL xx

Reply Posted by lauren on Wednesday January 1 2014 at 11:28
N yeah @kfc best to av me on ur side av always bin gobby but for a reason cos I don't like not avin the last word lol

Reply Posted by lillija jezdovskas on Wednesday January 1 2014 at 14:02
Happy new year Barnsley !!!

Reply Posted by lillija jezdovskas on Wednesday January 1 2014 at 14:02
Happy new year Barnsley !!!

Reply Posted by Kilkenny 3 on Thursday January 2 2014 at 02:03
Y is everyone giving this idiot attention we are the only friends he's got apart from the imaginanery ones who talk to him friends haha if ud got friends n a life u wouldn't b on here acting like a tit now would u if we r all scrubbers y r you even on here durrrrrr