March 19th, 2012

That’ll learn ‘im

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A vicious thug was jailed for 5 years this week after using a knife on his father, a police officer and a police dog.

Asher Picort, aged 21, fled his house in Ispwich after stabbing his father several times in the stomach with a large kitchen knife. He was found by officers incuding PC Steve Jay, a Suffolk Police dog handler.

PC Jay sent in Police Dog Aman to disarm Picot who stabbed the dog several times. He then stabbed the officer in the shoulder before being disarmed and arrested. The officer and dog made full recoveries. He pleaded guilty to offences of unlawful wounding on his father, GBH with intent on the officer and criminal damage to the dog.

He was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment. We’ll be lucky if he serves half that.

Glad to see the courts sending out a clear message that knife crime will not be tolerated.

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  1. James says:

    He will only serve half that (minus time already spent), the other half will be on license.

    I don’t really have the words to express my content for that sentence.

    March 20th, 2012 at 00:15

  2. James says:

    contempt, not content!

    March 20th, 2012 at 00:15

  3. Tigger says:

    I’ve said it before but sticking a knife in someone should never be classed as wounding, it’s attempted murder end of. PS If it’s against a policeperson then treble the sentence.

    March 20th, 2012 at 01:00

  4. Tony F says:

    Sorry, but in my mind, he should get either; life in prison or be executed.

    March 20th, 2012 at 12:23

  5. Keithu says:

    In S.A. The ba$t@±d would have been slotted. Wouldn’t risk a dog for scum like him. No costly trial, no scumbag solicitors milking legal aid, and no cost of prison. Evertbody wins!

    March 20th, 2012 at 14:04

  6. Gary says:

    A very good example of why the police should be armed.

    March 20th, 2012 at 14:29

  7. Fee says:

    When he gets out, can we arrange a rematch between him and the dog? Check him carefully and ensure he has no knife this time, and I know who my money would be on.

    March 20th, 2012 at 15:34

  8. WHO DID THE MATHS? says:

    another joke sentence by the courts who are now actively encouraging crime as it clearly does pay .

    March 20th, 2012 at 16:08

  9. Ben says:

    That’s a ridiculously lenient sentence. He should have got 15 years and served it all.

    “Knife crime” my arse. The crime is that he nearly killed someone. It would be just as serious if it was with a crowbar, or half a brick, or his boots or fists.

    March 20th, 2012 at 20:40

  10. Geeorge says:

    In my Force, we wouldn’t have used dog: it would have been firearm presented with very brief warning of impending use of such, and then aimed shot to central body mass, continuing until the risk of injury from the knife had gone away.

    Instead of muttering about “policing by consent” and “wouldn’t trust so-and-so with a pencil sharpener, let alone a firearm” British policemen should insist on being armed with immediately available firearms as a matter of daily routine.

    Nice to know that the officer and his dog have both recovered.

    March 27th, 2012 at 13:55

  11. Geeorge says:

    Oh, and I note that chemical incapacitant spray and Taser were both used on the culprit, without noticeable effect, before the dog was sent in. You really do need firearms.

    March 27th, 2012 at 14:03

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