If Not For The Jail Sentence, He’d Have Been Rioting Too…

A teenager involved in a string of knife and gunpoint robberies in Oxford was last night branded a danger to the public.

Shaquile Bourne showed “little remorse” as he was jailed yesterday.

There’s a picture accompanying that report, but I suggest you sit on your hands before you click the link, or the urge to punch the computer screen in an attempt to wipe the sullen look off his face might become overwhelming…

Recorder Nicholas Cole said his likelihood of reoffending posed “a significant risk to the public of (causing) death or serious injury”.The 17-year-old, who can be named after the Oxford Mail appealed for reporting restrictions to be lifted, used a knife in two of the attacks and was aided by a man with an imitation handgun in another.

Just lovely

Bourne, of Cowley Road in East Oxford, already has a police warning for carrying a knife at school and is awaiting sentence for swinging a blade at a man who told him to turn his music down while travelling on a bus.

A warning for carrying a knife? What happened to those automatic jail sentences then?

Alistair Grainger, defending, said his client’s mother was jailed for three years in 2007 and again in 2011 for drugs offences.

So? Is that supposed to be an excuse?

Recorder Cole sent him to a young offenders’ institute for four years, with an extended period of licence. He will be released in two years and will then serve five years on licence.


I suppose at least we are seeing some truth in reporting court sentences and how much time they really will serve…

13 comments for “If Not For The Jail Sentence, He’d Have Been Rioting Too…

  1. August 11, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Having a stupid made-up name like Shaquile must cause a major predisposition to sociopathy; no doubt his cousins Shenille, Shafiqua, Sheneene, Shanise and Sheranna are already inside.

    • Jeremy Poynton
      August 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm

      My ex was working for the DWP in Bristol, when the first occurrence of “Shardonnay” was registered. The news rapidly passed through the DWP network (in total contempt of the data protection act, but hey – Shardonnay, FFS?)

      • Woman on a Raft
        August 12, 2011 at 1:36 pm

        In 2003 the name was used for a character, a model, in the brilliantly satirical series “Footballers’ Wives”.

        Unfortunately much of the audience missed the joke – partly because the script, storylines and acting were so good – and instead of seeing the vicious critique with lines from the PR such as “You have still got the baby, haven’t you?” (she thought they might have mislaid it or accidentally killed it) the programme inadvertently endorsed and glamourized the biggest load of witless doxies in the universe.

        • August 13, 2011 at 7:10 am

          Rather like ‘The Only Way Is Essex’, then? 😈

  2. August 11, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Now, that’s a surprise. He didn’t look anything like I had imagined him before I hit the link. Funny, that.

    • August 13, 2011 at 7:11 am


  3. Twenty_Rothmans
    August 11, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Let me guess, he’s a ginger, isn’t he?

    We owe his hard-working mother a debt of gratitude for not calling him ‘Hugh’ or ‘Algernon’, cutting straight to the chase and giving him a ‘go straight to jail’ card. I daresay he’ll redeem it when he’s been rehabilitated.

    It would be great sport to make benefits to wondermums conditional on giving their spawn appropriate names – rather akin to the blue dye used to tarnish banknotes.

    At least the OED now has a new picture to sit alongside their definition of ‘sub-human’. 😉

    He really does look as though his face is being pressed against a window. His DNA must have about 1K of code.

    • August 13, 2011 at 7:11 am

      “His DNA must have about 1K of code.”


  4. August 12, 2011 at 7:17 am

    … and the name of the 22 year old girl arrested after being videod trying on looted trainers? Shereka Leigh. You couldn’t make it up.

    • Jeremy Poynton
      August 12, 2011 at 12:01 pm

      She’s related to Sheraka Tail-Feather, I guess

      • August 12, 2011 at 6:20 pm

        And another! The 22 yr old ‘model’ jailed in Croydon is called ….. Shonola Smith

        • August 13, 2011 at 7:12 am

          This could run and run! 😯

  5. Jack Savage
    August 12, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    From the report…”then Bourne pushed a knife into his shoulder, causing a puncture wound. ”

    Almost like stabbing him, then?

    Why , exactly ,do we have to shy away from perfectly servicably words like this?

    Is it because when he gets out he may feel he has been terribly slandered and be likely to “push” a bullet into the reporter’s head?

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