A piece in The Times last Tuesday. The end of the piece:
She was handed a jail term of 30 weeks, suspended for two years, ordered to pay £225 costs and given a community order with a 30-day activity requirement.
Ian Fisher, in mitigation, said that Ringer had pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity [J4MB: What alternative did she have, given the compelling evidence?] and events in her life had contributed to her ‘lacking any ability to empathise’. [J4MB: The same could surely be said of a high proportion of men in British prisons today. It’s been estimated that over two-thirds of them have at least one mental health issue.]