A judge who gave a homeless addict a last chance to avoid jail after he attacked a woman with a needle questioned whether he was making a “stupid mistake”.
Austin, 50, who has a record of more than 130 previous convictions…
Well, judge, think you have your answer!
…was given one final chance by the judge in the hope he could turn his life around.
He can’t. Isn’t that patently obvious?
“The sentencing will take place. there will be a prison sentence because what you did was wrong but if you really impress probation by working hard with them, then you might be able to persuade me to suspend it.
“[The victim] is a remarkable woman.
“She must have been really shocked.”
And probably now equally shocked at the thought of this creature going free…
Austin, who will now be living in Shanklin Court, Shanklin Road, Brighton will be sentenced on December 13.
One to watch. Place your bets.