Three days ago we posted a piece linking to an article by Luke Salkeld for the Daily Mail, concerning Yasmin Thomas, the 21-year-old estate agent who was spared a custodial sentence after being convicted of her 18th case of assault and battery. In the latest case she smashed a glass into the face of 24-year-old Ronnie Lee in a bar. He was lucky not to have lost an eye.
In today’s paper there’s another article by Luke Salkeld, on the same topic – here. A key extract:
Yesterday Mr Lee said he was disgusted at the leniency of the sentence, which includes an anger management course. He said:
‘If it was the other way around and I did that to her, I would be going straight to jail. What happens next time if she does something and it’s life threatening? She could end up killing someone. She’s got 18 convictions already. She’s a danger to herself and others around her.
‘If someone had the number of convictions she’s got I would think for at least one of them there would be a lesson learnt. I don’t think the justice system has provided a judgment that set will set an example.’