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Another Massey, this one on the run after fifth bail breach

By johnboy 10 September 2008 28

The Canberra Times reports that Matthew Massey, 32, is now in breach of his bail (on attempted burglary and theft charges) for the fifth time and on the run from the law.

His Gran, Jan Massey, who had put up $2,000 to bail him last month is trying to get her money back despite the absconding.

What’s a little light burglary and theft among friends you ask?

    Massey is charged with stealing several rifles, telescopic lenses and holsters from a Deakin home in August last year, and attempting to burgle a Kippax jewellery shop a few weeks later. It is alleged that three days after the burglary he escaped a police cordon by jumping a fence when officers attended a Page house to execute a search warrant. He was arrested two days later.

Nice work your honours.

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vandam 8:43 am 11 Sep 08

Utah, Oh and don’t forget that Clea Rose wouldn’t have been run over as well!

Oh the list goes on……….Appraently this sounds like the Police ARE doing thier job but clearly getting no support from the Govt or the judicial system.

Special G 7:31 am 11 Sep 08

this is standard of the ACT Judiciary with bail or sentencing. There are no consequenses for the crooks and they will always be given another chance to screw up.

shauno 2:33 am 11 Sep 08

The only reason I can see why this is not the case is because the sentences are so lenient in the ACT that people would be spending more time behind bars waiting for trial then what they would get when sentenced.

utah 1:31 am 11 Sep 08

…or if you breach bail, you are ineligible to be released on bail ever again. Think about it – Massey would be behind bars, and Amber Jane Westin wouldn’t have had her “unfortunate bingle” while on the run.

shauno 9:29 pm 10 Sep 08

Come some one explain why the this idiot would be given bail after a previous breach. Surely it should be law that if you breach your bail then you should have to stay in prison until the trial. How hard would that be.

Mike Crowther 9:00 pm 10 Sep 08

No. Just clicked on the name and took my pick. Only took a second. It was the most relevant, pot calling the kettle black type of thing…

tap 7:36 pm 10 Sep 08

Mike: Did you trawl through 6 months worth of RA to find that quote? And was that really the best one you could find?

… That seems… odd.

Granny 6:09 pm 10 Sep 08

You know, there was nothing wrong with the Star Trek post. It’s called humour. Whatever the political persuasion, I would be far more likely to vote for a somebody who created such a post than somebody so belittling of it.

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