Friday, 25 September 2009

"Frustration is no defence and no mitigation"

So said Judge Cutler, sentencing to jail a man who drove a car through a supermarket, injuring six women, one seriously, after a dispute over purchased goods.

I wonder if that principle will be applied in future to the perpetrators of domestic violence, who often cause far more serious injuries on multiple occasions, but are let off with a sentence lower than the 16 months that Mr Caton received for this. I fear it will not.