Zombie knife thug, 18, who avoided prison over terrifying road rage row is now JAILED for more than three years on appeal after public outcry forced a review of his 'lenient' sentence

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Zombie knife thug, 18, who avoided prison over terrifying road rage row is now JAILED for more than three years on appeal after public outcry forced a review of his 'lenient' sentence Empty Zombie knife thug, 18, who avoided prison over terrifying road rage row is now JAILED for more than three years on appeal after public outcry forced a review of his 'lenient' sentence

Post by HoratioTarr on Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:35 pm


A thug who brandished a zombie knife at a motorist in a road rage attack has finally been sent to prison after originally walking free from court.

Joshua Gardner, 18, was caught on camera brandishing the enormous blade on a busy south London road and threatening a 19-year-old driver, who got out and ran away.

But there was fury among Londoners and many police officers when he was only given a suspended sentence for the shocking attack.

Today, three appeal judges reviewed the case and decided Gardner should have been jailed. They handed him a three and a half year prison term and he will be taken into custody in the next 24 hours.

Finding the original suspended sentence was 'unduly lenient', appeal judge Sir Brian Leveson: 'One of the challenges facing society is the common-place carrying and use of knives.

'There can never be any excuse for carrying a weapon of the type which this offender carried on this day.

'Purported self-defence all too frequently becomes an offence and results in fatal injuries, particularly to teenage boys, almost on a daily basis.

'Public concern is obvious and inevitable. It falls to the court to demonstrate that such behaviour must result in substantial and effective custodial sentences.'



https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6648345/Zombie-knife-thug-18-avoided-prison-terrifying-road-rage-row-JAILED.html
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Post by nicko on Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:58 pm

"Unduly Lenient" The understatement of the year, Who first gave that verdict ?
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