Gotcha! Blackburn poppy tin thief caught

THIEF AT WORK Carl Mason caught on CCTV at the Santander bank moments before he stole the Poppy collection box

THIEF AT WORK Carl Mason caught on CCTV at the Santander bank moments before he stole the Poppy collection box

First published in Preston Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A ‘DESPICABLE’ thief has been caught and is facing jail – thanks to an appeal in the Lancashire Telegraph.

Carl Anthony Mason, 29, stole Poppy Appeal tins in Blackburn to fund his heroin addiction, a court heard.

He struck a total of seven times during his spree in the run up to and on Armistice Day.

Mason, of Cresswell Avenue, Preston, was caught after staff from two of the premises he targeted recognised him in CCTV footage printed in the Lancashire Telegraph.

He pleaded guilty at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court to the theft of Poppy Appeal tins from Santander, in King William Street, and Boots, in Great Bolton Street.

He also admitted attempting to steal a Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) Sooty box from the Lockside Tavern, in Bolton Road.

Magistrates were also asked to consider four further offences, involving the theft of Poppy Appeal tins from; Gala Bingo, in Ainsworth Street; Blockbuster, in Great Bolton Street; Halifax, in King William Street; and Boots, in Fishergate, Preston, on August 4.

He was remanded in custody to appear before the Bench on Wednesday.

Philippa White, prosecuting, said: “Money is placed in the Poppy Appeal tins in good faith.

“Members of the public expect it to go to those injured or inconvenienced by war or membership in the Armed Forces.

“Clearly the offences committed were despicable. It is harsh, but that is the only word I can think of to describe them.”

The court was told Mason moved into Jay’s Bed and Breakfast, in Bolton Road, after being released from prison, where he had served a 12-week term for similar offences.

On Sunday November 6, he went into the nearby Lockside Tavern and asked if he could sit at the bar while he waited for his father.

But moments later he was thrown out by a regular customer, in full view of landlady Christine Ainsworth, after he was caught trying to steal an RNIB Sooty box.

He stole a Poppy Appeal tin containing £42 from Santander, in King William Street, in Blackburn town centre, on Wednesday November 9.

And on Friday November 11 - Armistice Day - Mason went into Boots, in Great Bolton Street, where he spoke to staff about finding a drug support team in the area, before stealing yet another Poppy Appeal tin, the court heard.

Later that day, the pharmacist who had spoken to Mason recognised him in the CCTV images in the Lancashire Telegraph.

Mrs Ainsworth, from the Lockside Tavern, also identified him as the same man who had been ejected from her pub after watching the clip online.

Ms White said: “It would appear that when Mrs Ainsworth looked on the website, she recognised the man as the same one who went into the Lockside Tavern on November 6.

“The pharmacist saw the Lancashire Telegraph, with the picture of the man stealing the poppy appeal tin from Santander and recognised him as the guy he had spoken to the previous morning.

"He was certain it was the same man he had spoken to about drug treatment.”

When arrested in Preston on Friday, Mason told admitted to the thefts at Santander and Boots, as well as the attempted theft at the Lockside Tavern.

Defending, Scott Parker, said his client’s offences had been motivated entirely by his heroin addiction.

He said: “He is thoroughly ashamed of himself and was very upset when I spoke to him in custody this morning.

“He said 'I’m sorry for all the Poppy Appeal tins, I didn’t realise how much it meant.'”

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9:09am Mon 21 Nov 11

ossy says...

12 weeks jail obviously wasn't long enough for him to learn his lesson, lock him up and threw away the key.
12 weeks jail obviously wasn't long enough for him to learn his lesson, lock him up and threw away the key. ossy
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9:10am Mon 21 Nov 11

Jack Herer says...

Good work LET.
Good work LET. Jack Herer
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9:32am Mon 21 Nov 11

Keith Myath says...

Be careful, LET. If you call this vermin "despicable", you're probably infringing his human rights and putting in jeopardy his chances of getting a fair hearing!
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Remember Austin Molloy!
Be careful, LET. If you call this vermin "despicable", you're probably infringing his human rights and putting in jeopardy his chances of getting a fair hearing! . Remember Austin Molloy! Keith Myath
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9:33am Mon 21 Nov 11

onetrack says...

He was very upset!!
Probably upset only because he was caught !!
He was very upset!! Probably upset only because he was caught !! onetrack
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9:34am Mon 21 Nov 11

happycyclist says...

The LT can obviously play a role in catching lowlifes like this. Let's have more cctv images! Well done LT.
The LT can obviously play a role in catching lowlifes like this. Let's have more cctv images! Well done LT. happycyclist
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9:37am Mon 21 Nov 11

happycyclist says...

I don't know how people like Scott Parker sleep at night, making a living defending scum like this.
Scott, get a grip, he isn't ashamed of himself at all. He's worthless lowlife scum who will say anything to reduce his sentence.
I don't know how people like Scott Parker sleep at night, making a living defending scum like this. Scott, get a grip, he isn't ashamed of himself at all. He's worthless lowlife scum who will say anything to reduce his sentence. happycyclist
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9:46am Mon 21 Nov 11

Seneca says...

happycyclist wrote:
The LT can obviously play a role in catching lowlifes like this. Let's have more cctv images! Well done LT.
Though without the blooming adverts!
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: The LT can obviously play a role in catching lowlifes like this. Let's have more cctv images! Well done LT.[/p][/quote]Though without the blooming adverts! Seneca
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10:02am Mon 21 Nov 11

notchuffed says...

happycyclist wrote:
I don't know how people like Scott Parker sleep at night, making a living defending scum like this. Scott, get a grip, he isn't ashamed of himself at all. He's worthless lowlife scum who will say anything to reduce his sentence.
To be quite honest I am baffled as to why you don't understand how people defend scum like this.

Surely you must realise it is people of the ilk of Scott Parker and his industry that are bring the country to its knees.

The solicitors, barristers and law firms are making an absolute fortune out of seeing to the so called "rights" of Illegal Immigrants and constant offenders. It is these professionals who coach them in what to say and do so the fat cat lawyers can milk the system for all it is worth.

Yours sincerely "Disgusted" (at the scum being defended and those who defend them
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: I don't know how people like Scott Parker sleep at night, making a living defending scum like this. Scott, get a grip, he isn't ashamed of himself at all. He's worthless lowlife scum who will say anything to reduce his sentence.[/p][/quote]To be quite honest I am baffled as to why you don't understand how people defend scum like this. Surely you must realise it is people of the ilk of Scott Parker and his industry that are bring the country to its knees. The solicitors, barristers and law firms are making an absolute fortune out of seeing to the so called "rights" of Illegal Immigrants and constant offenders. It is these professionals who coach them in what to say and do so the fat cat lawyers can milk the system for all it is worth. Yours sincerely "Disgusted" (at the scum being defended and those who defend them notchuffed
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10:34am Mon 21 Nov 11

Phuck Mei Banjina says...

Expect to see more of this scumbag soon. Bring back the stocks ! Well done LT
Expect to see more of this scumbag soon. Bring back the stocks ! Well done LT Phuck Mei Banjina
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10:38am Mon 21 Nov 11

ladysal says...

notchuffed wrote:
happycyclist wrote: I don't know how people like Scott Parker sleep at night, making a living defending scum like this. Scott, get a grip, he isn't ashamed of himself at all. He's worthless lowlife scum who will say anything to reduce his sentence.
To be quite honest I am baffled as to why you don't understand how people defend scum like this. Surely you must realise it is people of the ilk of Scott Parker and his industry that are bring the country to its knees. The solicitors, barristers and law firms are making an absolute fortune out of seeing to the so called "rights" of Illegal Immigrants and constant offenders. It is these professionals who coach them in what to say and do so the fat cat lawyers can milk the system for all it is worth. Yours sincerely "Disgusted" (at the scum being defended and those who defend them
Surely one of the rights that those who we remember on Armistice day fought for was the right to a fair trial. That includes legal representation, whatever the crime.
The defence counsel was almost certainly not one of those "fat cat" lawyers, just one of a number who provide this basic right to those (whether or not they deserve it) and who cannot afford to pay for it themselves.
Save your vitriol for those who do make a killing out of the the well off who seem to think they are above the law, or those who see "compensation" in every accident.
[quote][p][bold]notchuffed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: I don't know how people like Scott Parker sleep at night, making a living defending scum like this. Scott, get a grip, he isn't ashamed of himself at all. He's worthless lowlife scum who will say anything to reduce his sentence.[/p][/quote]To be quite honest I am baffled as to why you don't understand how people defend scum like this. Surely you must realise it is people of the ilk of Scott Parker and his industry that are bring the country to its knees. The solicitors, barristers and law firms are making an absolute fortune out of seeing to the so called "rights" of Illegal Immigrants and constant offenders. It is these professionals who coach them in what to say and do so the fat cat lawyers can milk the system for all it is worth. Yours sincerely "Disgusted" (at the scum being defended and those who defend them[/p][/quote]Surely one of the rights that those who we remember on Armistice day fought for was the right to a fair trial. That includes legal representation, whatever the crime. The defence counsel was almost certainly not one of those "fat cat" lawyers, just one of a number who provide this basic right to those (whether or not they deserve it) and who cannot afford to pay for it themselves. Save your vitriol for those who do make a killing out of the the well off who seem to think they are above the law, or those who see "compensation" in every accident. ladysal
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10:55am Mon 21 Nov 11

BuckoTheMoose says...

ladysal wrote:
notchuffed wrote:
happycyclist wrote: I don't know how people like Scott Parker sleep at night, making a living defending scum like this. Scott, get a grip, he isn't ashamed of himself at all. He's worthless lowlife scum who will say anything to reduce his sentence.
To be quite honest I am baffled as to why you don't understand how people defend scum like this. Surely you must realise it is people of the ilk of Scott Parker and his industry that are bring the country to its knees. The solicitors, barristers and law firms are making an absolute fortune out of seeing to the so called "rights" of Illegal Immigrants and constant offenders. It is these professionals who coach them in what to say and do so the fat cat lawyers can milk the system for all it is worth. Yours sincerely "Disgusted" (at the scum being defended and those who defend them
Surely one of the rights that those who we remember on Armistice day fought for was the right to a fair trial. That includes legal representation, whatever the crime. The defence counsel was almost certainly not one of those "fat cat" lawyers, just one of a number who provide this basic right to those (whether or not they deserve it) and who cannot afford to pay for it themselves. Save your vitriol for those who do make a killing out of the the well off who seem to think they are above the law, or those who see "compensation" in every accident.
True - The right to a defence is paramount in law. It is supposed to prevent the innocent being wrongly convicted. Yes, that means scumbags getting a defence, but even scumbags are innocent until proven guilty.

Maybe your frustration should be directed at the magistrates who are terrified of jailing anyone these days.
[quote][p][bold]ladysal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notchuffed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: I don't know how people like Scott Parker sleep at night, making a living defending scum like this. Scott, get a grip, he isn't ashamed of himself at all. He's worthless lowlife scum who will say anything to reduce his sentence.[/p][/quote]To be quite honest I am baffled as to why you don't understand how people defend scum like this. Surely you must realise it is people of the ilk of Scott Parker and his industry that are bring the country to its knees. The solicitors, barristers and law firms are making an absolute fortune out of seeing to the so called "rights" of Illegal Immigrants and constant offenders. It is these professionals who coach them in what to say and do so the fat cat lawyers can milk the system for all it is worth. Yours sincerely "Disgusted" (at the scum being defended and those who defend them[/p][/quote]Surely one of the rights that those who we remember on Armistice day fought for was the right to a fair trial. That includes legal representation, whatever the crime. The defence counsel was almost certainly not one of those "fat cat" lawyers, just one of a number who provide this basic right to those (whether or not they deserve it) and who cannot afford to pay for it themselves. Save your vitriol for those who do make a killing out of the the well off who seem to think they are above the law, or those who see "compensation" in every accident.[/p][/quote]True - The right to a defence is paramount in law. It is supposed to prevent the innocent being wrongly convicted. Yes, that means scumbags getting a defence, but even scumbags are innocent until proven guilty. Maybe your frustration should be directed at the magistrates who are terrified of jailing anyone these days. BuckoTheMoose
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11:02am Mon 21 Nov 11

ossym says...

Sorry to put a dampener on this, do the staff involved not have acceess to thier own companies CCTV?

DID they have to see it via LET website?

LET still did a good service by showing the CCTV but I hope they were not trying to mislead us by vague reorting.
Sorry to put a dampener on this, do the staff involved not have acceess to thier own companies CCTV? DID they have to see it via LET website? LET still did a good service by showing the CCTV but I hope they were not trying to mislead us by vague reorting. ossym
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11:05am Mon 21 Nov 11

Jack Herer says...

ossym wrote:
Sorry to put a dampener on this, do the staff involved not have acceess to thier own companies CCTV?

DID they have to see it via LET website?

LET still did a good service by showing the CCTV but I hope they were not trying to mislead us by vague reorting.
Crikey, you're a tough crowd eh!

Glass half empty perchance?
[quote][p][bold]ossym[/bold] wrote: Sorry to put a dampener on this, do the staff involved not have acceess to thier own companies CCTV? DID they have to see it via LET website? LET still did a good service by showing the CCTV but I hope they were not trying to mislead us by vague reorting.[/p][/quote]Crikey, you're a tough crowd eh! Glass half empty perchance? Jack Herer
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12:15pm Mon 21 Nov 11

notchuffed says...

BuckoTheMoose wrote:
ladysal wrote:
notchuffed wrote:
happycyclist wrote: I don't know how people like Scott Parker sleep at night, making a living defending scum like this. Scott, get a grip, he isn't ashamed of himself at all. He's worthless lowlife scum who will say anything to reduce his sentence.
To be quite honest I am baffled as to why you don't understand how people defend scum like this. Surely you must realise it is people of the ilk of Scott Parker and his industry that are bring the country to its knees. The solicitors, barristers and law firms are making an absolute fortune out of seeing to the so called "rights" of Illegal Immigrants and constant offenders. It is these professionals who coach them in what to say and do so the fat cat lawyers can milk the system for all it is worth. Yours sincerely "Disgusted" (at the scum being defended and those who defend them
Surely one of the rights that those who we remember on Armistice day fought for was the right to a fair trial. That includes legal representation, whatever the crime. The defence counsel was almost certainly not one of those "fat cat" lawyers, just one of a number who provide this basic right to those (whether or not they deserve it) and who cannot afford to pay for it themselves. Save your vitriol for those who do make a killing out of the the well off who seem to think they are above the law, or those who see "compensation" in every accident.
True - The right to a defence is paramount in law. It is supposed to prevent the innocent being wrongly convicted. Yes, that means scumbags getting a defence, but even scumbags are innocent until proven guilty. Maybe your frustration should be directed at the magistrates who are terrified of jailing anyone these days.
Bucko and happycyclist.

Armistce day is one thing I will nevr forget having lost relatives in both WWs.

What I don't do is look at the world through rose tinted glasses. One thing I don't have is frustrations.

I agree the right to defence is paramount but you seem or choose to overlook all the wrongful advertising and defending done by solicitors/barrister
s in "No win No Fee situations and the well known fact that a) They instruct and teach clients on continual ways to find loopholes in our legal system so they can rack up bigger fees.
b) There is practically a separate arm within the legal system specifically set up to again milk the system under Human rights etc.

I really think it is time that the public became aware of the damage these sort of practices are doing to the economy in the same way the Banking system did.

Every £1 they put into their accounts in cases such as this comes out of the pockets of people who work and pay taxes.

Clear the tints from your glasses and wake up to what is happening or are you "preferential clients" as well?
[quote][p][bold]BuckoTheMoose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ladysal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notchuffed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: I don't know how people like Scott Parker sleep at night, making a living defending scum like this. Scott, get a grip, he isn't ashamed of himself at all. He's worthless lowlife scum who will say anything to reduce his sentence.[/p][/quote]To be quite honest I am baffled as to why you don't understand how people defend scum like this. Surely you must realise it is people of the ilk of Scott Parker and his industry that are bring the country to its knees. The solicitors, barristers and law firms are making an absolute fortune out of seeing to the so called "rights" of Illegal Immigrants and constant offenders. It is these professionals who coach them in what to say and do so the fat cat lawyers can milk the system for all it is worth. Yours sincerely "Disgusted" (at the scum being defended and those who defend them[/p][/quote]Surely one of the rights that those who we remember on Armistice day fought for was the right to a fair trial. That includes legal representation, whatever the crime. The defence counsel was almost certainly not one of those "fat cat" lawyers, just one of a number who provide this basic right to those (whether or not they deserve it) and who cannot afford to pay for it themselves. Save your vitriol for those who do make a killing out of the the well off who seem to think they are above the law, or those who see "compensation" in every accident.[/p][/quote]True - The right to a defence is paramount in law. It is supposed to prevent the innocent being wrongly convicted. Yes, that means scumbags getting a defence, but even scumbags are innocent until proven guilty. Maybe your frustration should be directed at the magistrates who are terrified of jailing anyone these days.[/p][/quote]Bucko and happycyclist. Armistce day is one thing I will nevr forget having lost relatives in both WWs. What I don't do is look at the world through rose tinted glasses. One thing I don't have is frustrations. I agree the right to defence is paramount but you seem or choose to overlook all the wrongful advertising and defending done by solicitors/barrister s in "No win No Fee situations and the well known fact that a) They instruct and teach clients on continual ways to find loopholes in our legal system so they can rack up bigger fees. b) There is practically a separate arm within the legal system specifically set up to again milk the system under Human rights etc. I really think it is time that the public became aware of the damage these sort of practices are doing to the economy in the same way the Banking system did. Every £1 they put into their accounts in cases such as this comes out of the pockets of people who work and pay taxes. Clear the tints from your glasses and wake up to what is happening or are you "preferential clients" as well? notchuffed
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12:20pm Mon 21 Nov 11

Dave139 says...

Put him infront of the troops and let him explain his deeds to them.

**** !!!
Put him infront of the troops and let him explain his deeds to them. **** !!! Dave139
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1:03pm Mon 21 Nov 11

happycyclist says...

notchuffed, what do you mean by "are you a preferential client?"

I'm neither a lawyer nor a thieving scumbag.
notchuffed, what do you mean by "are you a preferential client?" I'm neither a lawyer nor a thieving scumbag. happycyclist
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1:09pm Mon 21 Nov 11

QuarryGang78 says...

happycyclist wrote:
The LT can obviously play a role in catching lowlifes like this. Let's have more cctv images! Well done LT.
'i still have visions of the advert when i close my eyes.I'm so happy he as been caught so i no longer have to watch the part of it were the telegraph make their buck from crime.

And the scumbag responsible will get a warm welcome in jail from ex service men who have fallen on hard times and find themselves in the same position as the scumbag that stole from them.If it was up to me i would have sent the scumbag to Afghanistan picking up road side tins and take bets on how many he can find before he joins the service men in the afterlife who can then make things even more intrestring for him 'for more nastier than any of us mere mortals can think of'...say yes to a New World Order and say goodbye to this sort of scum...W.P.O
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: The LT can obviously play a role in catching lowlifes like this. Let's have more cctv images! Well done LT.[/p][/quote]'i still have visions of the advert when i close my eyes.I'm so happy he as been caught so i no longer have to watch the part of it were the telegraph make their buck from crime. And the scumbag responsible will get a warm welcome in jail from ex service men who have fallen on hard times and find themselves in the same position as the scumbag that stole from them.If it was up to me i would have sent the scumbag to Afghanistan picking up road side tins and take bets on how many he can find before he joins the service men in the afterlife who can then make things even more intrestring for him 'for more nastier than any of us mere mortals can think of'...say yes to a New World Order and say goodbye to this sort of scum...W.P.O QuarryGang78
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1:38pm Mon 21 Nov 11

BuckoTheMoose says...

notchuffed wrote:
BuckoTheMoose wrote:
ladysal wrote:
notchuffed wrote:
happycyclist wrote: I don't know how people like Scott Parker sleep at night, making a living defending scum like this. Scott, get a grip, he isn't ashamed of himself at all. He's worthless lowlife scum who will say anything to reduce his sentence.
To be quite honest I am baffled as to why you don't understand how people defend scum like this. Surely you must realise it is people of the ilk of Scott Parker and his industry that are bring the country to its knees. The solicitors, barristers and law firms are making an absolute fortune out of seeing to the so called "rights" of Illegal Immigrants and constant offenders. It is these professionals who coach them in what to say and do so the fat cat lawyers can milk the system for all it is worth. Yours sincerely "Disgusted" (at the scum being defended and those who defend them
Surely one of the rights that those who we remember on Armistice day fought for was the right to a fair trial. That includes legal representation, whatever the crime. The defence counsel was almost certainly not one of those "fat cat" lawyers, just one of a number who provide this basic right to those (whether or not they deserve it) and who cannot afford to pay for it themselves. Save your vitriol for those who do make a killing out of the the well off who seem to think they are above the law, or those who see "compensation" in every accident.
True - The right to a defence is paramount in law. It is supposed to prevent the innocent being wrongly convicted. Yes, that means scumbags getting a defence, but even scumbags are innocent until proven guilty. Maybe your frustration should be directed at the magistrates who are terrified of jailing anyone these days.
Bucko and happycyclist. Armistce day is one thing I will nevr forget having lost relatives in both WWs. What I don't do is look at the world through rose tinted glasses. One thing I don't have is frustrations. I agree the right to defence is paramount but you seem or choose to overlook all the wrongful advertising and defending done by solicitors/barrister s in "No win No Fee situations and the well known fact that a) They instruct and teach clients on continual ways to find loopholes in our legal system so they can rack up bigger fees. b) There is practically a separate arm within the legal system specifically set up to again milk the system under Human rights etc. I really think it is time that the public became aware of the damage these sort of practices are doing to the economy in the same way the Banking system did. Every £1 they put into their accounts in cases such as this comes out of the pockets of people who work and pay taxes. Clear the tints from your glasses and wake up to what is happening or are you "preferential clients" as well?
"are you "preferential clients" as well? "

I have used a court appointed solicitor for a speeding offence. He was great and all he got paid was the court fee.

This chap will have also been using the court appointed chap.

I totally agree with your stance on ambulance chasers and human rights lawyers, but I don't think that was the type of lawyer used here.
[quote][p][bold]notchuffed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BuckoTheMoose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ladysal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notchuffed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: I don't know how people like Scott Parker sleep at night, making a living defending scum like this. Scott, get a grip, he isn't ashamed of himself at all. He's worthless lowlife scum who will say anything to reduce his sentence.[/p][/quote]To be quite honest I am baffled as to why you don't understand how people defend scum like this. Surely you must realise it is people of the ilk of Scott Parker and his industry that are bring the country to its knees. The solicitors, barristers and law firms are making an absolute fortune out of seeing to the so called "rights" of Illegal Immigrants and constant offenders. It is these professionals who coach them in what to say and do so the fat cat lawyers can milk the system for all it is worth. Yours sincerely "Disgusted" (at the scum being defended and those who defend them[/p][/quote]Surely one of the rights that those who we remember on Armistice day fought for was the right to a fair trial. That includes legal representation, whatever the crime. The defence counsel was almost certainly not one of those "fat cat" lawyers, just one of a number who provide this basic right to those (whether or not they deserve it) and who cannot afford to pay for it themselves. Save your vitriol for those who do make a killing out of the the well off who seem to think they are above the law, or those who see "compensation" in every accident.[/p][/quote]True - The right to a defence is paramount in law. It is supposed to prevent the innocent being wrongly convicted. Yes, that means scumbags getting a defence, but even scumbags are innocent until proven guilty. Maybe your frustration should be directed at the magistrates who are terrified of jailing anyone these days.[/p][/quote]Bucko and happycyclist. Armistce day is one thing I will nevr forget having lost relatives in both WWs. What I don't do is look at the world through rose tinted glasses. One thing I don't have is frustrations. I agree the right to defence is paramount but you seem or choose to overlook all the wrongful advertising and defending done by solicitors/barrister s in "No win No Fee situations and the well known fact that a) They instruct and teach clients on continual ways to find loopholes in our legal system so they can rack up bigger fees. b) There is practically a separate arm within the legal system specifically set up to again milk the system under Human rights etc. I really think it is time that the public became aware of the damage these sort of practices are doing to the economy in the same way the Banking system did. Every £1 they put into their accounts in cases such as this comes out of the pockets of people who work and pay taxes. Clear the tints from your glasses and wake up to what is happening or are you "preferential clients" as well?[/p][/quote]"are you "preferential clients" as well? " I have used a court appointed solicitor for a speeding offence. He was great and all he got paid was the court fee. This chap will have also been using the court appointed chap. I totally agree with your stance on ambulance chasers and human rights lawyers, but I don't think that was the type of lawyer used here. BuckoTheMoose
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4:31pm Mon 21 Nov 11

alfa111 says...

At least now we can put a face to you scumbag
At least now we can put a face to you scumbag alfa111
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5:32pm Mon 21 Nov 11

buzzinfly says...

Forget jail, just send him to the front line.
Forget jail, just send him to the front line. buzzinfly
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7:26pm Mon 21 Nov 11

Good call says...

QuarryGang78 wrote:
happycyclist wrote: The LT can obviously play a role in catching lowlifes like this. Let's have more cctv images! Well done LT.
'i still have visions of the advert when i close my eyes.I'm so happy he as been caught so i no longer have to watch the part of it were the telegraph make their buck from crime. And the scumbag responsible will get a warm welcome in jail from ex service men who have fallen on hard times and find themselves in the same position as the scumbag that stole from them.If it was up to me i would have sent the scumbag to Afghanistan picking up road side tins and take bets on how many he can find before he joins the service men in the afterlife who can then make things even more intrestring for him 'for more nastier than any of us mere mortals can think of'...say yes to a New World Order and say goodbye to this sort of scum...W.P.O
Quarry Gang 78, you complete and utter tit.If the NWO was brought in tomorrow it would be absolute hell for the likes of you and me:body scanners everywhere,trial without jury, political dissidents going "missing" a suspension of free speach. and all round hell and slavery.Wake up you twit if you seriously want a NWO then you need help
[quote][p][bold]QuarryGang78[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: The LT can obviously play a role in catching lowlifes like this. Let's have more cctv images! Well done LT.[/p][/quote]'i still have visions of the advert when i close my eyes.I'm so happy he as been caught so i no longer have to watch the part of it were the telegraph make their buck from crime. And the scumbag responsible will get a warm welcome in jail from ex service men who have fallen on hard times and find themselves in the same position as the scumbag that stole from them.If it was up to me i would have sent the scumbag to Afghanistan picking up road side tins and take bets on how many he can find before he joins the service men in the afterlife who can then make things even more intrestring for him 'for more nastier than any of us mere mortals can think of'...say yes to a New World Order and say goodbye to this sort of scum...W.P.O[/p][/quote]Quarry Gang 78, you complete and utter tit.If the NWO was brought in tomorrow it would be absolute hell for the likes of you and me:body scanners everywhere,trial without jury, political dissidents going "missing" a suspension of free speach. and all round hell and slavery.Wake up you twit if you seriously want a NWO then you need help Good call
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7:39pm Mon 21 Nov 11

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

I'm glad he has been caught, let's hope now that we are not let down by the Justice system.
I'm glad he has been caught, let's hope now that we are not let down by the Justice system. Michael@ClitheroeSince58
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7:46pm Mon 21 Nov 11

Seneca says...

Michael@ClitheroeSin
ce58
wrote:
I'm glad he has been caught, let's hope now that we are not let down by the Justice system.
let's hope so.


(I miss the 'you don't know him' lunatics)
[quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: I'm glad he has been caught, let's hope now that we are not let down by the Justice system.[/p][/quote]let's hope so. (I miss the 'you don't know him' lunatics) Seneca
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8:17pm Mon 21 Nov 11

Walsh says...

Keith Myath wrote:
Be careful, LET. If you call this vermin "despicable", you're probably infringing his human rights and putting in jeopardy his chances of getting a fair hearing!
.
Remember Austin Molloy!
This is a fair comment. As much as I abhor the original offence in question, people should realise that this type of trial by media can only serve the perpetrator of the crime. Until a sentence is passed people should be happy that somebody is in custody and that a guilty plea has been put forward. Mark my words, his defence will refer to the outrage of the public.
[quote][p][bold]Keith Myath[/bold] wrote: Be careful, LET. If you call this vermin "despicable", you're probably infringing his human rights and putting in jeopardy his chances of getting a fair hearing! . Remember Austin Molloy![/p][/quote]This is a fair comment. As much as I abhor the original offence in question, people should realise that this type of trial by media can only serve the perpetrator of the crime. Until a sentence is passed people should be happy that somebody is in custody and that a guilty plea has been put forward. Mark my words, his defence will refer to the outrage of the public. Walsh
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9:34am Tue 22 Nov 11

tottielimejuice77 says...

What a scum bag! !!!
What a scum bag! !!! tottielimejuice77
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10:38am Tue 22 Nov 11

shadyladyaccy says...

do we really have to chain our charity boxes? is this what the world has come to? get heroin off our streets.
do we really have to chain our charity boxes? is this what the world has come to? get heroin off our streets. shadyladyaccy
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12:39pm Tue 22 Nov 11

makaveli96 says...

1) bullet
2) head
3) BBQ
4) Mmmm fried criminal on toast!
5) perfect Britain!
1) bullet 2) head 3) BBQ 4) Mmmm fried criminal on toast! 5) perfect Britain! makaveli96
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11:15pm Tue 22 Nov 11

Mister Red says...

"He said: “He is thoroughly ashamed of himself and was very upset when I spoke to him in custody this morning.


"...........I doubt if this is true.He needs a good kicking.
"He said: “He is thoroughly ashamed of himself and was very upset when I spoke to him in custody this morning. "...........I doubt if this is true.He needs a good kicking. Mister Red
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11:36pm Tue 22 Nov 11

brok says...

Such righteous indignation!
A thief gets caught stealing from collection tins and the bandwagon groans under the weight of those who leap upon it. I wonder how many pounds were donated to the Poppy (Haig) Fund by the 'whited sepulchres' who put finger to keyboard.
Yes, the crime was as despicable as it was petty perhaps the magistrates could have ordered a period of drug rehabilitation after a custodial sentence, perhaps we need to look more closely at a more effective way of treating offenders, possibly estimating the amount stolen from the various charities (for example £600) and put the man to work until he had repaid the money. Then we would have the same voices complaining that "scum-bags" (what a disgusting Americanism), were taking the jobs away from honest folk!
I have no idea of the age range of contributors to these posts, or their reason for their antipathy to lawyers. As usual, it is most likely to be the politics of envy. Get off your bums go down to the Tech book an Access to HE course, go to uni, study law ergo you will be a 'fat cat'. But remember, while this chap was being filmed, children were being abused, people mugged and murdered, he is one criminal among so many. But then poor old Mrs X doesn't have the appeal of the men and women sent to a useless war in Afghanistan or other places the American masters command their poodles to go.
Such righteous indignation! A thief gets caught stealing from collection tins and the bandwagon groans under the weight of those who leap upon it. I wonder how many pounds were donated to the Poppy (Haig) Fund by the 'whited sepulchres' who put finger to keyboard. Yes, the crime was as despicable as it was petty perhaps the magistrates could have ordered a period of drug rehabilitation after a custodial sentence, perhaps we need to look more closely at a more effective way of treating offenders, possibly estimating the amount stolen from the various charities (for example £600) and put the man to work until he had repaid the money. Then we would have the same voices complaining that "scum-bags" (what a disgusting Americanism), were taking the jobs away from honest folk! I have no idea of the age range of contributors to these posts, or their reason for their antipathy to lawyers. As usual, it is most likely to be the politics of envy. Get off your bums go down to the Tech book an Access to HE course, go to uni, study law ergo you will be a 'fat cat'. But remember, while this chap was being filmed, children were being abused, people mugged and murdered, he is one criminal among so many. But then poor old Mrs X doesn't have the appeal of the men and women sent to a useless war in Afghanistan or other places the American masters command their poodles to go. brok
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1:56pm Wed 23 Nov 11

Keith Myath says...

Walsh wrote:
Keith Myath wrote:
Be careful, LET. If you call this vermin "despicable", you're probably infringing his human rights and putting in jeopardy his chances of getting a fair hearing!
.
Remember Austin Molloy!
This is a fair comment. As much as I abhor the original offence in question, people should realise that this type of trial by media can only serve the perpetrator of the crime. Until a sentence is passed people should be happy that somebody is in custody and that a guilty plea has been put forward. Mark my words, his defence will refer to the outrage of the public.
Hang on… that's not what I meant at all! I was being sarcastic!
.
He's vile scum, and may he rot in hell!
[quote][p][bold]Walsh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keith Myath[/bold] wrote: Be careful, LET. If you call this vermin "despicable", you're probably infringing his human rights and putting in jeopardy his chances of getting a fair hearing! . Remember Austin Molloy![/p][/quote]This is a fair comment. As much as I abhor the original offence in question, people should realise that this type of trial by media can only serve the perpetrator of the crime. Until a sentence is passed people should be happy that somebody is in custody and that a guilty plea has been put forward. Mark my words, his defence will refer to the outrage of the public.[/p][/quote]Hang on… that's not what I meant at all! I was being sarcastic! . He's vile scum, and may he rot in hell! Keith Myath
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