Justice Burns has been putting a lot of judgments online today. this one in particularly struck a chord involving a Duncan Knight:
At this time you ran towards the complainant and the vehicle. You were carrying a long chrome spanner in your hand. As the complainant was looking down to insert the petrol nozzle into the fuel tank you ran up and smashed the rear window of the vehicle with the spanner. You then punched the complainant from behind with a clenched fist to the right side of her head, causing her to be knocked to the ground. The complainant had not seen you approach and had no time to defend herself.
When on the ground the complainant attempted to cover her head with her hands and you were heard to yell, “I can’t believe you thought you were going to get away with it”. You then began kicking the complainant to the head with your right foot. At the time you were wearing black leather work shoes. You then lifted the complainant’s head by her hair and kicked her again to the face. You kicked her forcefully to the head and face region on at least two occasions.
This occurred on 2 November 2011. There were multiple witnesses, lots of evidence, and when approached by police he said:
I did it, it was me and I’m the one you’re looking for
He plead guilty.
And despite that it’s nearly a full year before we get to sentencing?
Furthermore with a bigger record than the average citizen he’s only in full time imprisonment from 17 September 2012 to 16 December 2012.