Gavin Massey has made a life out of bringing misery to others, as have so much of his family.
With 67 offences already dealt with, in 2009 he came before the Magistrates Court on charges literally as long as your arm. (print out the charges, lay them down, measure against arm). Many of the charges were for offences committed while bailed for other offences.
For this Gavin copped a non-parole period which would see him out on 12 December 2011.
Astonishingly he appealed the unfairness of it all.
Justice Neild, while having some advice for the Magistrates Court on how to sort out their paperwork is having none of it:
In my opinion, it is beyond argument that the appellant does not have any regard for the rights of others or for the orders of the courts. The offences that he committed on 22 August 2009 and on 7 September 2009 were committed in blatant disregard of the rights of others and the order of the court of 19 August 2009. He must be made to realise that he cannot live his life without regard to the rights of others or orders of the court, and that, if he wishes to continue to offend, he can expect more severe sentences than those imposed upon him by the magistrate. The appellant’s appeal is dismissed. The sentences imposed by the magistrate on 25 November 2009 are confirmed.
Some might feel it would be nice if the courts had started getting serious some years ago.