Time These Reports Were Made On The Judge, Not The Criminal…

Prolific thief Paul Gower promised he was leaving a life of crime behind and looking after his teenage daughter in Westborough Road, Southend.

Judge Andrew Hurst was told that Gower had a long criminal history.

However, at his last appearance at court in April 2019, Gower had a community order for a previous burglary in south Essex revoked.

This was due to “good progress” being made and claims he was rehabilitating himself to ensure he did not offend in the future.

Yeah, you know what’s coming, reader….

But he carried out his latest burglary just months later throwing away the opportunity he had been given to change his ways.

Has the judge learned a lesson?

Judge Hurst chose to adjourn Gower’s sentencing until February 3 this year to allow for a pre-sentence report to be prepared, before releasing him again.

Guess not!

Addressing Gower, he said: “I want to read a pre-sentence report so that we can find out exactly what has gone on here from you making good progress to then fall back to committing crimes.

“I want to know why things have gone from good to then turn bad.

Because they were never good in the first place, perhaps?

There is a chance he could be sent to prison for his actions.

Sadly, I think this means the burglar. If I had my way, it’d be the bewigged old fool of a judge who’d be in for a spell of porridge…

4 comments for “Time These Reports Were Made On The Judge, Not The Criminal…

  1. Valentine Gray
    January 16, 2020 at 9:20 am

    The Judge is quite clearly supporting crime, both the criminal and judge should be referred for a psychiatric report, has the judge fallen in love with the burglar or just suffering ” brain drain”?.

  2. john in cheshire
    January 16, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    I wonder what training courses this judge has attended; the same ones judge Marson attended perhaps?

    There’s something very wrong with the judiciary and it hasn’t yet been acknowledged by those who can enforce change. Or maybe those who make the rules are satisfied with the way things are going.

    • Ted Treen
      January 21, 2020 at 1:19 am

      “…There’s something very wrong with the judiciary…”

      This “something” couldn’t be called “Common Purpose”, could it?

      • January 26, 2020 at 6:57 am

        It could!

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