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Young Burglar Has Sentenced Reduced

Thursday November 13 2014

A YOUTH who burgled his neighbour and threatened to stab him with a screwdriver has had his sentence cut by a quarter.

Jordan Walker, 20, was one of a group of five who broke into 26-year-old John Morley's home in Railway View, Goldthorpe, in October last year.

Walker, also of Railway View, was jailed for four years at Sheffield Crown Court in June having been convicted of burglary.

Lord Justice McCombe, Mr Justice McDuff and Judge Anthony Morris QC, sitting at London's Criminal Appeal Court, reduced that term to three years.

Lawyers for Walker argued that he had not been given enough credit for his youth and lack of previous convictions.

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Reply Posted by Mr C on Thursday November 13 2014 at 12:32
I really don't see why they would reduce sentences for these sort of crimes its pathetic

Reply Posted by Barnsley lass on Thursday November 13 2014 at 13:54
He will be out soon enough and some fool will say prison isn't the right answer, he needs help, I'm sorry but he's done the crime do the time, why the hell do they get games consoles in prison I thought it was punishment!

Reply Posted by Farmer on Friday November 14 2014 at 06:24
Why they is prisions its behond me as it don't work I talk from expericance u go prision come art u have been looked after 3 meals a day no bills to pay nothing to worrie about I would send them all cumunity pay back as least when there on hours they are giving something back instead locking them up witch cost thousands n get nowt art of if killers n rapist lock them up for life but offence like this get them on streets on cuminity pay bk

Reply Posted by bananas on Friday November 14 2014 at 13:26
farmer u complete idiot.....

Reply Posted by Farner on Friday November 14 2014 at 17:49
Well what's prision going do mix with more convicted people and come out worse then went in

Reply Posted by Makes me sick on Sunday November 16 2014 at 19:05
the court of appeal should only look at cases for mis carriages of justice not to reduce sentences make do his full the time if you ask me. That's why criminals don't give a ****

Reply Posted by Avril on Sunday November 16 2014 at 20:35
This is beyond belief ? The reason they cut it is because of his age ? Hes 20 years old for Gods sake . He threatened to stab his own neighbour ? How bad does it have to be?

Reply Posted by Carolyn Chipchase on Tuesday November 18 2014 at 08:34
It's ridiculous... Put me in charge, the criminals wouldn't dare step out of line.. I'd be brutal!!!!!

Reply Posted by Tim on Tuesday November 18 2014 at 08:49
Batnsley lass sorryim going to say it, prison isn't the right answer, not in this country anyway. We need to learn from countries such as America. Chain gangs and hard labour. As hard as it is to say but farner is correct in a way prison can be easy for some. It's a roof over their heads free hot meals and heating hot water all day they get treated better than most elderly people. This winter some elderly people will for becaise they are cold and carnt afford to live in a heated house. I know this becomes i work with such people trying to help them. Then this scrote get his prison sentence shortened. A prison sentence that's pretty easy going. For a serious crime too! It's outrageous.
If prisoners had to dress in stripes and where chained together taken in to town centres at night and all throughout the night scaping chewing gum off the pavement it picking litter off the motorways I'm sure they would start thinking twice.

Reply Posted by Barnsley lass on Tuesday November 18 2014 at 09:28
He should be in prison but the prisons need to change, they should make them work to be there, we have to work to pay bills n buy food so why not them, make prison bad place then people won't break the law, it's too easy for them to enjoy

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