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Started by DesEsseintes on Apr 9, 2020 1:57:30 PM
Man 'burgled guest house during lockdown and stole tea and biscuits'

District Judge Kamlesh Rana said the case could not be determined by magistrates.

“These matters are too serious for me to deal with in this court and I am sending them to the crown court in Oxford.

“Between now and that date I will remand you in custody.”

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/18369597.man-burgled-guest-house-lockdown-stole-tea-biscuits/

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pranzingfrogg - 09 Apr 2020 14:44:53 (#1 of 37)

An amateur. He didn’t nick the toilet roll.

HouseOfLametta - 09 Apr 2020 14:45:49 (#2 of 37)

Wait. What sort of biscuits.

pranzingfrogg - 09 Apr 2020 14:53:01 (#3 of 37)

The essential sort, presumably. Otherwise he’s in breach of the regulations.

dottie30 - 09 Apr 2020 15:03:11 (#4 of 37)

Clearly wasn't a good breakaway.

pranzingfrogg - 09 Apr 2020 15:03:54 (#5 of 37)

Not the smartest of cookies.

browserbutton - 09 Apr 2020 15:12:58 (#6 of 37)

the 32-year-old of no fixed abode

Maybe he was in search of Gypsy Creams.

Tinymcsmithy - 09 Apr 2020 15:16:11 (#7 of 37)

Remanded in custard creams.

Tinymcsmithy - 09 Apr 2020 15:17:09 (#8 of 37)

Seriously though, remanded for stealing biccies? FFS.

browserbutton - 09 Apr 2020 15:17:50 (#9 of 37)

Judge: "Don't trifle with me, you sponger, or it's custardy for you."

FleurDuMal - 09 Apr 2020 15:18:08 (#10 of 37)

Breaking and entering is a crime, whatever the value of the stolen goods.

solomongursky - 09 Apr 2020 15:19:47 (#11 of 37)

Sticking him a wafer that seems daft.

lammaMia - 09 Apr 2020 15:23:02 (#12 of 37)

I will remand you in custody

Thus the perpetrator went from stealing tea and biscuits from a guesthouse to being a guest of government where he'll be served tea and cereal.

Tinymcsmithy - 09 Apr 2020 15:24:35 (#13 of 37)

Breaking and entering is a crime, whatever the value of the stolen goods.



I think we’re all aware of that. But remanding in custody for minor burglary seems unusual. Unless I’ve missed some other factors in the case.

JennyRad - 09 Apr 2020 18:09:22 (#14 of 37)

Because he's of "no fixed abode", I assume? If he doesn't reliably have somewhere to go back to, remanding in custody feels less illogical.

I don't know whether it's normal or not, I've never looked into it or even thought of it before.

HarveyRabbit - 09 Apr 2020 18:55:49 (#15 of 37)

He could be cooling his heels for quite a while in some overcrowded, covid infested jail. Jury trials not happening at the moment.

Other than that, the 'during lockdown' aspect of this newspaper article is completely irrelevant.

thisonehasalittlehat - 09 Apr 2020 19:02:29 (#16 of 37)

Mmmm biscuits.

TheExcession - 09 Apr 2020 19:46:22 (#17 of 37)

Is this the most British crime ever?

Tripos - 09 Apr 2020 19:57:25 (#18 of 37)

> FleurDuMal - 09 Apr 2020 15:18:08 ( #10 of 17)

> Breaking and entering is a crime, whatever the value of the stolen goods.

Are you serious?

Whilst your callous reply may have been legally correct, did you care to bother to read the outline of this case in the thread header and do you have any understanding or empathy for your fellow man in these unprecedented times? Your casual reply suggest you don't

It is clear that the judge is just as callous as you appear to be.

Is it just a case of "I'm alright Jack"?

Don't forget to renew your Daily Mail subscription.

solomongursky - 09 Apr 2020 21:18:31 (#19 of 37)

He should be hanged to teach him the value of money.

indlovubill - 09 Apr 2020 21:22:45 (#20 of 37)

Crackers.

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