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Novel approach to sentencing?

November 5th, 2010 by Louise Humphreys

Posted In: General

Tags: sentencing

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.