Tuesday, January 20, 2009

That Will Teach Them.

The lenient sentences handed out to the gang rapists, who permanently disfigured their disabled victim with caustic soda, are disgraceful. Letting those responsible for such a crime out of prison after just 3 years brings the law into disrepute.

One of them did receive his just desserts though:

Bradley Daley Smith, 22, and Miguel Almeida, 22, both of Edmonton, north London, and Bruno Abrantes, 24, from Tottenham, were all acquitted of grievous bodily harm.

Charges against three others were dropped while Steven Bigby, 22, of Upper Edmonton, was stabbed to death in Oxford Street while he was on bail.

5 comments:

Sue said...

Nice caustic soda attack when they finally get out.. that's what I'd like to see. Let them live the rest of their lives knowing how that poor girl has to live hers.

Ross said...

They might be learning what gang rape feels like now that they are in prison.

Mark said...

These sentances seem especially lenient when compared to the 15 months Boy George got last week for roughing up a rent boy who wouldn't deliver the goods.
Ross- the likelihood of these thugs being on the receiving end of a gang rape inside is pretty minimal I'd have thought. They are surely more likely to dish it out,especially if a vulnerable 'batty boy' is unfortunate enough to cross their paths.

Anonymous said...

I've noticed that Spanish sounding names are becoming increasingly common in London crime reports.

Richard

Ross said...

"These sentances seem especially lenient when compared to the 15 months Boy George got last week for roughing up a rent boy who wouldn't deliver the goods."

Mark- Yes, the comparison that sprang to my mind was with Jeffrey Archer who served close to the three years that these rapists will serve.

Richard- Yeah that's interesting. I've just googled the surnames and most of the matches come back to Portugal. The name of the man arrested for stabbing the other suspect was called Costa, which is also a Portuguese name. Do any of the Caribbean islands have a Portuguese connection? Are there many Brazilians, Mozambiquans or Angolans in London?