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UK: Two men jailed for 2 years after anti-gay New Years Day attack

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  1. “His defence lawyer Robert Underwood said his client suffers from depression and is vulnerable.

    He claimed that after Finnemore was remanded in custody following his conviction he found prison life very difficult.”

    That’s kind of the point of prison, my dear. It’s not supposed to be a picnic.

    And depression is a very poor excuse for assaulting anyone. I’ve been depressed, and I never kicked anyone in the face for anything. There’s perfectly good help you can get, so, again, no excuse.

    1. casparthegood 27 Nov 2012, 2:40pm

      awwww wot a shame absolutly no sympathy from me either. Lets just hope his remission gets ‘lost’ as well

  2. Im don’t know how these legal people keep a straight face when coming out with such BS,

    I’m glad his depressed how does he think gay people feel when they are attacked by scum?

    So 2 years, he will be out soon then.

    Let’s hope he may think twice before attacking a person.

    Lee

    1. yup thay shore will YOU DIRTY SCUM

  3. His defence lawyer Robert Underwood said his client suffers from depression and is vulnerable. He claimed that after Finnemore was remanded in custody he found prison life very difficult.

    Bless!

  4. Jesus moran 27 Nov 2012, 6:47pm

    I only wish there were longer jail sentences in the UK like the those we have in the US , for this same crime they will receive probably 7 to 10 years in jail , the government needs to get tougher on this criminals and send an even stronger message !

  5. “He claimed that after Finnemore was remanded in custody he found prison life very difficult.” Hello folks. Look, I’m sure this really is a great punchline but I missed the joke. Would someone please explain it to me as though I were a six year old? Sorry to sound thick.

    1. It’s beyond a joke really, but a lawyer’s duty is to do the best for his client – clearly scraping the very bottom of the barrel here.

  6. Spanner1960 28 Nov 2012, 4:22am

    Interesting to note no comment from the liberals wittering on about how tough prison life is a few articles ago.

    You can’t have it both ways.

  7. GingerlyColors 28 Nov 2012, 7:46am

    It is sad that nowhere seems to be immune from that kind of thing. I have fond childhood memories of Mablethorpe from when I used to stay at my grandmother’s house there.

  8. I hope the victim is appealing against the leniency of the sentence, This kind of assault could and should have received a longer sentence. this was clearly a homophobic assault, that alone is supposed to carry an additional sentence.

    1. thats bcs it wernt a homophobic attact it was bcs he took a piss up his froont door

      1. Even if it ‘wernt’ homophobic, they attacked him. They brutally and savagely attacked him.

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