Carl Burns was handed a suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to theft and common assault in South Woodford

Police arrested Carl Burns at

Police arrested Carl Burns at

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A man was handed an 18-week suspended prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to theft and common assault.

Last Thursday Carl Burns, of Walnut Close in Ilford, stole £227 worth of chewing gum from Sainsbury’s in George Lane, South Woodford, before attempting to steal a bottle of Grey Goose vodka and bottle of Bollinger from Waitrose in High Road.

When challenged by Waitrose security staff, the 33-year-old drew his finger across the security man's throat in a slashing motion.

He was held until police arrived and arrested him.

 

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3:51pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Villagecranberry says...

Three separate incidents of theft, threats, assaults and of course he gets away scot free. Zero prospect of him paying any fine or costs, whole exercise pointless, a drain on society, waste of police and courts time. This country has gone to the dogs and even that is closed down.
Three separate incidents of theft, threats, assaults and of course he gets away scot free. Zero prospect of him paying any fine or costs, whole exercise pointless, a drain on society, waste of police and courts time. This country has gone to the dogs and even that is closed down. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 4

6:30pm Wed 18 Jun 14

stickmanny says...

Well leave then. We won't miss you.
Well leave then. We won't miss you. stickmanny
  • Score: -2

6:46pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Villagecranberry says...

stickmanny wrote:
Well leave then. We won't miss you.
No, that may be your style, defeatist stance, I fight my corner.
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: Well leave then. We won't miss you.[/p][/quote]No, that may be your style, defeatist stance, I fight my corner. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 2

7:47pm Wed 18 Jun 14

stickmanny says...

You're well and truly painted into it.
You're well and truly painted into it. stickmanny
  • Score: -1

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