Jailed for messing a Merc

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Jailed for messing a Merc

Postby james01 » 16 Jul 2014, 8:29am

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales ... ur-7429625

This (non-cycling) incident involved no physical danger to either party. Strange that we hear of many incidents of cars colliding with cycles, either through driver incompetence or aggression, where physical injury is caused but the penalty imposed by the court is lower. It seems that the courts value car bodies more highly than human bodies !

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Re: Jailed for messing a Merc

Postby Vorpal » 16 Jul 2014, 8:49am

Running over someone doesn't count as a 'spteful and vengeful attack'- :roll:
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Re: Jailed for messing a Merc

Postby 661-Pete » 16 Jul 2014, 8:52am

I can only surmise that the defendant had 'previous' - if not, it seems an extraordinarily severe penalty. And what exactly is 'criminal damage'? Tipping acid, or paint stripper, on a car, such as to leave permanent damage, yes I can understand the terminology there. But flour? Surely it can be cleaned off, with a bit of elbow-grease...

As for this being an act of malice or spite - well, these things do happen. I get fits of rage myself - sometimes. An anger management course might be the way to go.
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Re: Jailed for messing a Merc

Postby Postboxer » 16 Jul 2014, 11:22am

What did they do with the car owner who'd parked causing an obstruction, clearly they have video evidence of this too.

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Re: Jailed for messing a Merc

Postby [XAP]Bob » 16 Jul 2014, 11:24am

Postboxer wrote:What did they do with the car owner who'd parked causing an obstruction, clearly they have video evidence of this too.

Nothing - parking is a human right, as important as access to clean water/food (let's just ignore Africa shall we), education (ignoring swathes of the world).
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Re: Jailed for messing a Merc

Postby broadway » 16 Jul 2014, 5:24pm

Maybe this has something to do with it?

http://m.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/113 ... ce/?ref=mr

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Re: Jailed for messing a Merc

Postby Mr. Viking » 16 Jul 2014, 6:52pm

I didn't know car washes were so expensive.

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Re: Jailed for messing a Merc

Postby Spinners » 16 Jul 2014, 7:16pm

A fair sentence.
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Re: Jailed for messing a Merc

Postby 661-Pete » 16 Jul 2014, 9:10pm

Looks like he's well and truly "Huhne"d himself. If he'd agreed to simply cough up for having the car cleaned up, he'd have got away with a fine.
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Re: Jailed for messing a Merc

Postby David_S » 16 Jul 2014, 9:41pm

All very interesting, but what's got to do with cycling?

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Re: Jailed for messing a Merc

Postby 661-Pete » 16 Jul 2014, 10:43pm

David_S wrote:All very interesting, but what's got to do with cycling?

In The Tea Shop threads are generally off the topic of cycling. Forummers need to talk about other things sometimes! :)
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Re: Jailed for messing a Merc

Postby Vorpal » 16 Jul 2014, 10:44pm

661-Pete wrote:
David_S wrote:All very interesting, but what's got to do with cycling?

In The Tea Shop threads are generally off the topic of cycling. Forummers need to talk about other things sometimes! :)

It didn't start in the Tea Shop. :D :shock: :lol:
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Re: Jailed for messing a Merc

Postby james01 » 16 Jul 2014, 10:48pm

David_S wrote:All very interesting, but what's got to do with cycling?


Sorry, thought my original thread made it clear. I was trying to make the point that cyclists have suffered physical injury from aggressive motorists and have seen the perpetrators get off more lightly than someone who puts flour on a car.
Let me know if this isn't clear :?