Novel approach to sentencing?
November 5th, 2010 by Louise Humphreys
Posted In: General
On 3 November, Reading Magistrates' Court ordered a man who had admitted stealing a bottle of wine to spend the rest of the day sat at the back of the Court. A novel approach to sentencing, although whether this was punative must surely have depended upon what other cases were being dealt with that day.
I should point out that the man was also fined £50 together with the now mandatory £15 victim surcharge and £5 compensation.