According to Inspector Gadget’s Blog, Britain’s first black high court judge has reduced the sentence of two low-life oxygen-thieving pieces of shit known as Jack Turner & Lance Samuels. She must be proud of a good day’s work, then.
According to the Met’s website these two pieces of scum attacked off-duty PC Daniel Coffill as he left a nightclub with three female friends in Bromley town centre in July 2005. Looking for a light for a spliff they approached the group of friends as they got to their car. Turner asked for a light, the PC declined and got into the car whereupon the two scumbags became abusive and Samuels spat on the car. The officer got out of the car to remonstrate and was punched in the head so severely he collapsed onto the ground sustaining a severe head injury. The males then assaulted him by kicking him in the head as he lay in the road.
Nearly two years later PC Coffill remains in a coma in a persistent vegetative state requiring 24-hour care. His parents, Margaret Gardhouse and Len Coffill, said they were "totally devastated by this inane act of violence".
In a statement, they said: "Daniel’s sisters, brother, girl-friend, family, friends and colleagues have all lost a very compassionate and loving member of our family.
"We are all very proud of Daniel who, although very young, has achieved so much and touched the hearts of so many people.
"At this time Daniel remains in a vegetative state but we pray daily for a miracle that may some day return him to us."
In June 2006, the attackers were jailed for the princely sum of 8 & 9 years for GBH with intent. (about 4 or 5 years in real terms).
Inspector Gadget reports that their sentence has been reduced on appeal. Unfortunately, I can’t find out why or by how much but am reporting what Insp Gadget says as a result of a request to further publicise this travesty of justice. It quite simply beggars believe that two things of the quality of Turner & Samuels can kick someone literally senseless leaving them in a coma, get a pitiful 4 years in prison and have this further reduced.
How long must we put up with risible sentences for some of the most vicious & brutal attacks which have absolutely devastating effects on the victims & their families?