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Not that bad
8:00am Tuesday 24th July 2012 in Letters
I WAS puzzled by the contrast between the headlines and the actual activities proven against Richard Dawe.
Undoubtedly, “hitting someone with a shovel”
and an “assault with a walking stick” need proper action but a fine would appear more appropriate, preferably passed on to the victim. Almost everything else reported appears to be a matter of opinion and the three months to be served in will prison cost about £12,000.
The punishment does not appear to fit the crime and it is no wonder that our prison population is so high compared with the rest of Europe.
BARRY BARBER, Great Malvern