August 27th, 2011

On the road

Posted in The Job - General by 200

In the words of another blogger ‘you couldn’t make it up’.

The country’s most financially prolific/successful (depending on your viewpoint) burglar is on the run after he ran off from prison whilst on day release.

Daniel O’Loughlin was jailed for 11 years in 2008 after he and his traveller gang stole £80 million worth of goodies from stately homes. They are responsible for Britain’s biggest burglary in which they stole £30 million worth of paintings and valuables from tycoon Harry Hyams‘ Wiltshire home.

O’Loughlin ran off 5 weeks ago whilst on day release from Hatfield Prison in Yorkshire.

The Prison Service said he was “rigorously assessed” before his day out from jail.

Yeah, right.

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  1. Lex Ferenda says:

    Well done for picking this one up 200. There are some that think the rioters being given a year or three porridge are being treated harshly. Here we have a burglar at the tope of the scale who stole millions of pounds worth of property. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison and barely three years later he is out on day release. Had he returned to prison he would be being considered for parole and release anyway.
    The public need to understand our joke of a justice system. The worst you are likely to serve is half the term given and once you get over three years it is unlikely you will serve more than one third. The average murderer sentence to life imprisonment serves less than ten years. The system is scandelous and we are all being conned.

    August 27th, 2011 at 23:10

  2. Fee says:

    I can only assume that “rigorously assessed” means someone asked him if he was going to be a good boy and accepted his answer without further questions.

    There is no justice in this country anymore.

    August 28th, 2011 at 09:19

  3. Plodnomore says:

    It goes without saying that the people who ‘rigorously assessed’ him will be named and held to account. To paraphrase you, ‘Yeah, right.’

    August 28th, 2011 at 11:29

  4. Ian says:

    Yes Fee
    Yes Fee someone took him to the seaside for a ice-cream
    And said you have been a absolute rotter
    If you do it again you will end up the naughty step

    August 28th, 2011 at 13:41

  5. 334Boss says:

    If the judge says 11 years then 11 should be served, but whilst this once great country of ours is being run (from all political parties) by folk who have never had to deal with the sh#t side of life, they will always think scroats care about anything other than where the next fix / drink / sex is coming from. Time will come when we will live in walled and gated estates travel between in toughened cars. The underclass will spiral downward by interbreeding, as nobody knows who has insemnated who, half brothers and sisters will knowingly or not breed.
    Terrible prospect, glad I’m as old as I am, I’ll miss most, but fear for my son.

    August 28th, 2011 at 14:28

  6. Tony F says:

    The sentence given, should be the MINIMUM. Failure to be an exemplary prisoner will add time. Up to and including life. Suicide should be encouraged.

    August 28th, 2011 at 18:42

  7. Mad Mick says:

    I know this scumbag and his scumbag associates, many of whom are still out and about. It’s no surprise that he is out and about. What is surprising is that he did it on day release and didn’t just walk out of an open prison.

    August 28th, 2011 at 19:18

  8. Plodnomore says:

    There aren’t many things that I feel the USA can teach us but their minimum tomaximum sentencing is one we shoudl take up. To be toldf they will go to prison for between 10 to 30 years (and that’s before parole) should make the mind concentrate on the benefits or otherwise of a criminal lifestyle. As has been proven so many times, but not accepted by the tree-hugging, sandal-growing liberalista, is that if a bad deed goes unpunished, then there is no incentive to stop committing bad deeds. Reward a kid who breaks windows and they will continue to break windows. Punish a child who breaks windows and they will stop! Basic human nature. O’Loughlin should have been punished for his crimes but due to the strength of the tree-huggers, he has been rewarded with an extremely short sentence. Basically, unless we go back to a Government of strength, honour and commitment, we are f***ed!

    August 28th, 2011 at 20:23

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