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  interzone55 13:13 16 Apr 2009
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Chef jailed for 20 weeks for causing £9k of damage to a ferarri
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Jack Tweed only gets 12 weeks for assaulting a taxi driver
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It just goes to show the courts value property over people...

  crosstrainer 13:21 16 Apr 2009

..errr your first link is an article about pigs :)) Take your point though, problem is, courts are instructed to take into account "Mitigating circumstances" Jade Goody's death, was the obvious reason for the (far too short) sentence.

  interzone55 13:23 16 Apr 2009

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(copy & paste going wild I think...)

  Quickbeam 13:25 16 Apr 2009

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  crosstrainer 13:26 16 Apr 2009

I suppose a car is an inanimate object, but the poor old taxi driver who was in fear of his life is (understandably) disgusted by the sentence.

British justice at it's worst I'm afraid. JK does like his cars though.

  Forum Editor 19:47 16 Apr 2009

It wasn't just the damage to the Ferrari that resulted in the 20 week sentence - the man had also failed to answer bail, and did a runner from both a bed and breakfast and a restaurant without paying.

  interzone55 20:02 16 Apr 2009

Yes, but he'd not physically harmed anyone, unlike Jack Tweed, who only gets 12 weeks for a second offence...

  Chegs ®™ 08:16 17 Apr 2009

Years ago,I was present in a court when a guy was on trial for beating someone over the head with a brick & received a fine...a few minutes later another guy who had pushed a bus conductor off the step of the bus while drunk got a 6mth sentence.There are many more cases where the sentence does not fit the crime.

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