17 Months for deliberately trying to kill a cyclist with a bus

by Actium   February 16, 2012  

Just doesn't seem enough...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-17066798

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17 months equates to between 6 - 8 months inside then he's free.

He should be disqualified for life.

With a minimum sentence of 10 years. That's what you would get if you broke someone's legs with a weapon. But as usual because it's a vehiole it's a lenient sentence. Angry

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2809 posts]
16th February 2012 - 18:42

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lets face it if you were ever planning murder, you should do it with a car. you would probably get a 6 month ban and 5 hours community service

posted by russyparkin [579 posts]
16th February 2012 - 19:50

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Hmm. Better watch that guy /\

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1730 posts]
16th February 2012 - 21:25

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What a big wuss...

Has to man up with a bus before he dare take on the cyclist..

I don't wish any well for him, and I hope he lives a miserable life. Such behaviour is simply unacceptable.

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posted by seabass89 [235 posts]
16th February 2012 - 23:07

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If I swung a machete or an iron bar at someone moments after they'd had a row with me I'd be up on an attempted murder charge and be facing a frigging long time in prison.

Swing a bus at them, 17 months.

Or, more annoyingly, at most half of 17 months and a few months with a tag on.

My only hope is that Gavin Hill ends up trapped in his cell getting ridden harder than Djamolidine Abdoujaparov's bike on the Champs Elysees.

posted by farrell [1520 posts]
17th February 2012 - 0:44

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Don't forget people that you can appeal the sentence to the Attorney General as being too lenient. If enough people complain it may get raised to a more reasonable sentence. Note, you don't have to have any involvement in the case to raise the matter with the AG, just got to think it too low. Do a web search and you'll find details.

posted by gcommie [2 posts]
17th February 2012 - 12:28

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