Our thanks to Steve and others for this. An extract:
The judge told Worsley: “You became overwhelmed by the situation in which you found yourself.
“No-one could fail to be moved by your story.
“You were under enormous pressure and I have no doubt that all of this started as a result of you wanting to raise the money for his treatment.”
Worsley racked up £140,000 in gambling debts but the judge noted she had not spent any of the money on “luxuries” for herself.
Judge Kearl said: “This case is unique. The confluence of mitigating factors takes it far outside the norm and are unlikely to recur.”
Male criminals never have such a “confluence of mitigating factors”, to escape punishment completely.
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