Judge tells burglar bitten by police dog: ‘Good, I hope it hurt’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 17th, 2011 in burglary, news, sentencing, theft by sally

“On being told that the 8 year old German Shepherd Zak had sunk his teeth into a thief’s buttock, Judge Julian Lambert exclaimed ‘Good! I hope it hurt. Well done Zak!’ Last month Judge Lambert spoke out against the current ‘soft’ sentencing guidelines which prevented him jailing a burglar in Bristol. He said the guidelines which suggested a community order for the burglar were ‘wet’ and he added ‘We live in soft times.’  But sitting at Gloucester Crown court today the judge had no hesitation in locking up persistent thief John Davies for nine months.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th February 2011

Source:  www.telegraph.co.uk