October 29th, 2007

Good For You

Posted in The Job - General by 200

A teenager who tried to stab PC Dameon Shaw six times walked free from Maidstone Crown Court this week having been convicted of attempted wounding.

Polie were called when James Santrey, aged 19, got drunk & had a domestic with his father. Santrey took two knives to his bedroom threatening to "deal" with the police of they entered.

A police team forced entry to the bedroom & during the ensuing melee Santrey ended up on top of the officer. He was then seen to try to stab the officer six times. Fortunately the officer was wearing his stab proof vest at the time.

Recorder Charles George QC gifted a suspended 12 months youth custody sentence after saying "You have a decent heart. You have got a girlfriend now, so good luck to you." This comes at a time when one knife crime occurs every few minutes in the UK & the government has been banging on for the last two years about how those involved in carrying or using knives will be dealt with most robustly.

If you fancy getting away with trying to murder a police officer, can I suggest you turn up at court in a suit, smile demurely, and bring a female saying how much you have gotten your life sorted since your little ‘fopar’.

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  1. james santrey says:

    people can believe anything they read in the paper but do they really know the truth.
    i didnt try and stab the officer involved nor did i attempt to harm him in anyway ,the police acted in a rather over the top response and as a result shocked me. They used to much force and had to cover their arses.
    First off does it mention they threw an enforcer at me (which weighed 18 kilos) when i was just standing there, nor does it mention that the officer that i was supposeed to stab had a sheild that the knife didnt touch once and nor did it touch the officer so it could’nt have been as ferousious as evryone has been making out.

    November 17th, 2007 at 13:59

  2. 200 says:

    Hmmm, seems a jury also have a different take on events since you were convicted.

    Threw an enforcer at you? Quite frankly I think you’re lucky to still have your head, let alone your freedom. Anyone who fronts up someone else with a knife deserves all they get.

    I’ll await the result of your appeal against conviction for doing nothing wrong with interest, have you lodged it?

    What’s your attitude to knife crime and what are you doing to make a positive difference in society as a result of your experiences?

    November 17th, 2007 at 14:27

  3. 201 says:

    Too,200, I assume from the comment made you are in fact a police office?
    It really saddens me as a member of the public, who was in fact in the court while studying for as level that there are in fact police out there who are not interested in making a difference to a young, albeit silly at times lad, do we really live in a scoiety where people are thrown in prison for life at such a young age?
    So I throw the question right back to you constable, what are you doing to make a positive difference to society, are you trying to get to the root cause as to why James did what he did or are you just throwing him bak out there to re affend so you can get your day in court again?
    Was there evidence on your stab vest of a knife penetrating it? Or was that thrown in for added sympathy?
    Should we not invest in making oppertunities for young people in the UK to make something of themselves, to better them selves or should we just build bigger prisons to house all those naughty little thugs to rot away in?
    I ask you what is a tax payers money better spent on, or is it the case that it is easier to just lock them and throw away the key?
    Is it your pride that is hurt? Should we not give people second chances especially such young people.

    March 19th, 2008 at 18:40

  4. 200 says:


    I take it from your comments that you are not the Brain of Britain…..

    March 19th, 2008 at 22:07

  5. 201 says:

    200, Is that not a cop out answer! I was not intending to rubbish your reply, simply to balance the arguement. Was he not just an extremely mixed up young man who needed guidence, was it not a cry for help? I’m by no means excusing his behaviuor it was stupid and reckless and against the law.
    Your reply also states to me that you have let your emotions over power your proffesional judgement.
    I am not a police officer and have greatly appreciate the job that you do, it is both dangerous and extremley difficult and I can only imagine the frustration of young offenders getting a slap on the wrist and off they go.
    Is it as simple as that though because that will now stay on his record for life he will be remembered of that for the rest of his life.
    If young offenders, or indeed any offender do actually make something of their lives they will be forever haunted of the fact that at 18 thay did an incredibly stupid thing, and what would your punishment be for that?

    March 19th, 2008 at 22:17

  6. Richard says:

    Sorry, I know it has been a long time since the last post but I just have to say one thing to 201, well, more than one thing, several things, quite rude ones some of them, but hey. I am a cop, I can restrain myself.

    “Was he not just an extremely mixed up young man who needed guidence, was it not a cry for help?”

    He attempted to kill someone. Not hurt, not ‘Oh sorry officer I didn’t mean to’. KILL. Permanently remove from this mortal coil. However you want to put it, if this is his ‘cry for help’ what will happen when he next cries for help and the person who answers is an ambulance worker? Or a fireman? Or a member of the public, someone who isn’t wearing a stab proof vest?

    I have been nice and kind and not insulted you so far, but I wish you could experience some of the lows of this job. The people hating you for no reason, the fear when confronted by someone like this. Then feel free to come and complain about it again. I bet you wouldn’t if you ever actually experienced it though.

    October 13th, 2008 at 03:30

  7. i know who he is says:

    stab maniac now a fully qualified chef, he”s around knifes 24/7, all this crap was because of a scared copper that dont know shit, lets waste tax payers money an bullshit, thing is jury service has to be done by law abiding citizens, so u know they dnt even need a story they follow cops wat evere…..

    August 2nd, 2010 at 19:30

  8. 200 says:

    thanks for your worthwhile contribution.

    August 3rd, 2010 at 02:35

  9. passer by says:

    this makes me laugh a member of the public has a different opinion to a cop and they are told that they are not the brains of britain then another cop has to have another little dig.
    Well that just proves that cops stick together and if need to be lie to cover one of there own do u wonder why we have little faith in the police and as for james santrey after reading this i looked further into my google search and found that this mixed up knife thug is now a chef and doing very well also no one has been stab so a mixed up lad was given a second chance and grabbed it with both hands he may not be perfect but who is you also said you cops are hated for no reason with attiude like this from the two cops on this blog to u blame us for not likin you people can change so why not give it a go and not think so badly of people all the time .

    August 28th, 2010 at 01:59

  10. i know who he is says:

    thank you passer by, thing is 6 coppers (pigs) should i say were surpose to of seen what happened, i know from being mates with him for over 10 years that theres no way they could see in, i also know from having a pig in my own family that they do stick together, any thing to get there numberes up on satistics, every thing is just a number to them, no one knows waht happened, but i truly believe this is not what happened, he is a great father, good mate and doese what he can.. the judge saw streight thru these pigs and saw the real side to him… since 2007 when this all started i have lost all faith to pigs, i never use them now and never will, its a waste of time and a waste of tax payers money, i had a car knicked in jan 2009 and it was 3 days b4 pigs came out and by then id given them a lead where the car is, did they follow it up, yeah f**k know. in they end me and a mate recovered it with a 4×4 and rope, f~~k the pigs and good luck to this young lad, well done…..

    January 15th, 2011 at 21:50

  11. i know who he is says:

    crime defentley needs 2 b taken in2 ur own hands for any decent out come

    January 16th, 2011 at 20:36

  12. ha ha ha says:

    oi ya nob headz, it was a down stairs bathroom, not a bedroom, police cant even get the basics right.. ha ha ha ha

    January 17th, 2011 at 19:50

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