Burnley heroin addict, 33, clocks up 100th crime

This Is Lancashire: Burnley heroin addict, 33, clocks up 100th crime Burnley heroin addict, 33, clocks up 100th crime

A CAREER burglar is back behind bars after clocking up his 100th offence when he attacked a man whose home he was trying to raid.

Burnley Crown Court heard convicted drug dealer and heroin addict Andrew Woodrup, 33, started his life of crime breaking into someone’s home when he was just 13 and became hooked on drugs when he was 15.

Since then, he has broken into dozens of properties and repeatedly flouted drugs programmes.

He was back in the dock after he was caught red-handed and ‘off his head’ at Amjad Ali’s home in Leyland Road, Burnley, and assaulted him. The defendant, who ran away after the confrontation, told police Mr Ali was lying.

Woodrup, of Parkinson Street, Burnley, had admitted attempted burglary and assault by beating and had been committed for sentence by Pennine magistrates. He was locked up for 24 weeks.

Prosecutor Stephen Parker said Mr Ali received a phone call saying someone was in his back yard. The victim went home and saw Woodrup, who he knew, kicking his door.

Mr Ali asked what he was doing and the defendant said: “I didn’t know it was your house.”

Woodrup punched Mr Ali, who hit him back in a bid to defend himself. The defendant aimed windmill-style punches at the victim and the two men went to the floor.

Richard Taylor, defending, said: “It demonstrates the desperate state he was in at that time when he’s rooting through rubbish bags in someone’s back yard.”

Mr Taylor said Woodrup and his partner had substantial medical difficulties.

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9:34am Wed 11 Jun 14

GracesDad says...

24 weeks :( makes for depressing reading.
24 weeks :( makes for depressing reading. GracesDad
  • Score: 14

10:24am Wed 11 Jun 14

MET1983 says...

Will he get a card from the Queen?
In all seriousness, this lowlife needs locking up for much longer!
Will he get a card from the Queen? In all seriousness, this lowlife needs locking up for much longer! MET1983
  • Score: 17

10:47am Wed 11 Jun 14

zabby says...

3 strikes and you're out,this guy will never change
3 strikes and you're out,this guy will never change zabby
  • Score: 13

1:13pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Old age pensioner says...

And they say crime doesn't pay, lock the scum up for five years then they might think before they burgle some one.
And they say crime doesn't pay, lock the scum up for five years then they might think before they burgle some one. Old age pensioner
  • Score: 8

1:30pm Wed 11 Jun 14

noddy57 says...

This habitual waste of space should be given as much heroin as he needs as long as he never wakes up again.A complete drain on society why waste our time and money on them ?.this is why everybody want,s to come here` we are far too soft.
This habitual waste of space should be given as much heroin as he needs as long as he never wakes up again.A complete drain on society why waste our time and money on them ?.this is why everybody want,s to come here` we are far too soft. noddy57
  • Score: 3

3:54pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Chris P Bacon says...

The thing about heroin is, it's very more-ish.
The thing about heroin is, it's very more-ish. Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 10

4:54pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Truth will out says...

This guy is not at fault now. For someone to be allowed to commit 100 offences it is quite clearly the system that is at fault.

Yes he is a low-life but he should not have the freedom to keep destroying lives by burgling people's homes.

As long as the MPs - yes you Gordon Birtwistle - and the judiciary allow repeat offenders the opportunity to keep committing crimes they're going to do it.

In 25 weeks he will have commited crime # 101 - and everybody knows it.

The system stinks.
This guy is not at fault now. For someone to be allowed to commit 100 offences it is quite clearly the system that is at fault. Yes he is a low-life but he should not have the freedom to keep destroying lives by burgling people's homes. As long as the MPs - yes you Gordon Birtwistle - and the judiciary allow repeat offenders the opportunity to keep committing crimes they're going to do it. In 25 weeks he will have commited crime # 101 - and everybody knows it. The system stinks. Truth will out
  • Score: 9

5:04pm Wed 11 Jun 14

TONY WALES says...

Within 5 years he will be dead.......killed by a overdose.


Goodbye
Within 5 years he will be dead.......killed by a overdose. Goodbye TONY WALES
  • Score: 9

6:33pm Wed 11 Jun 14

zabby says...

TONY WALES wrote:
Within 5 years he will be dead.......killed by a overdose.


Goodbye
Let's hope it doesn't take that long
[quote][p][bold]TONY WALES[/bold] wrote: Within 5 years he will be dead.......killed by a overdose. Goodbye[/p][/quote]Let's hope it doesn't take that long zabby
  • Score: 7

6:44pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Copperhead says...

Old age pensioner wrote:
And they say crime doesn't pay, lock the scum up for five years then they might think before they burgle some one.
No he wouldn't - drugs are easier and cheaper in prison than on the outside.
[quote][p][bold]Old age pensioner[/bold] wrote: And they say crime doesn't pay, lock the scum up for five years then they might think before they burgle some one.[/p][/quote]No he wouldn't - drugs are easier and cheaper in prison than on the outside. Copperhead
  • Score: 5

6:46pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Copperhead says...

This kind of depressing story will continue until some government has the balls to re-introduce hanging and hang drug dealers.
I can only presume the reason for not having done so already is that both politicians and police are on the take and get huge pay-offs from drug importers.
This kind of depressing story will continue until some government has the balls to re-introduce hanging and hang drug dealers. I can only presume the reason for not having done so already is that both politicians and police are on the take and get huge pay-offs from drug importers. Copperhead
  • Score: -6

7:03pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Chris P Bacon says...

Copperhead wrote:
This kind of depressing story will continue until some government has the balls to re-introduce hanging and hang drug dealers.
I can only presume the reason for not having done so already is that both politicians and police are on the take and get huge pay-offs from drug importers.
If you feel so strongly about the death penalty, I suggest you go and live in one of the more enlightened countries like North Korea, Iraq, Burundi or China where you'd feel more at home. Even the dark states in the US who still allow this are regarded as uncivilised pariahs that suffer financially because of it.

You can give up on that loser's hope right away. There is NO country in Europe who still practice capital punishment and thankfully, you will most certainly never see that brought back in your lifetime.

The worst punishment you can mete out is to keep the worst ones alive. Ian Brady has been appealing for years to be allowed to die but no, they keep punishing him by making him linger on to allow him to grieve over what he has done.
[quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: This kind of depressing story will continue until some government has the balls to re-introduce hanging and hang drug dealers. I can only presume the reason for not having done so already is that both politicians and police are on the take and get huge pay-offs from drug importers.[/p][/quote]If you feel so strongly about the death penalty, I suggest you go and live in one of the more enlightened countries like North Korea, Iraq, Burundi or China where you'd feel more at home. Even the dark states in the US who still allow this are regarded as uncivilised pariahs that suffer financially because of it. You can give up on that loser's hope right away. There is NO country in Europe who still practice capital punishment and thankfully, you will most certainly never see that brought back in your lifetime. The worst punishment you can mete out is to keep the worst ones alive. Ian Brady has been appealing for years to be allowed to die but no, they keep punishing him by making him linger on to allow him to grieve over what he has done. Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 10

7:16pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Copperhead says...

Chris P Bacon wrote:
Copperhead wrote:
This kind of depressing story will continue until some government has the balls to re-introduce hanging and hang drug dealers.
I can only presume the reason for not having done so already is that both politicians and police are on the take and get huge pay-offs from drug importers.
If you feel so strongly about the death penalty, I suggest you go and live in one of the more enlightened countries like North Korea, Iraq, Burundi or China where you'd feel more at home. Even the dark states in the US who still allow this are regarded as uncivilised pariahs that suffer financially because of it.

You can give up on that loser's hope right away. There is NO country in Europe who still practice capital punishment and thankfully, you will most certainly never see that brought back in your lifetime.

The worst punishment you can mete out is to keep the worst ones alive. Ian Brady has been appealing for years to be allowed to die but no, they keep punishing him by making him linger on to allow him to grieve over what he has done.
And how has keeping drug dealers alive helped to reduce the number of drug addicts ?
Do you actually KNOW anyone who has had their life blighted by drug addiction ?
Either themselves personally to their family ?
I do - and what happened to them is heart-breaking.
Hanging ?
Sign me up as hangman - I have the formula for calculating the drop necessary to break the condemn's neck ( thank you Mr. Pierrepoint ) and will happily carry out my executioner's duties for free. In fact, as a father of three and grandfather of four, I would pay THEM to be allowed to rid our country of drug dealers.
And paedophiles come to think of it.
The real problem is bleeding heart lefty Guardian readers like you who simply don't understand that harsh crimes call for harsher retribution and that a lack of discipline and good housekeeping have resulted in our current problems with drugs.
If it feels good - do it ? 1960s rubbish that has resulted in heartache beyond measure.
Hang 'em - they can't sell heroin from a wooden box.
[quote][p][bold]Chris P Bacon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: This kind of depressing story will continue until some government has the balls to re-introduce hanging and hang drug dealers. I can only presume the reason for not having done so already is that both politicians and police are on the take and get huge pay-offs from drug importers.[/p][/quote]If you feel so strongly about the death penalty, I suggest you go and live in one of the more enlightened countries like North Korea, Iraq, Burundi or China where you'd feel more at home. Even the dark states in the US who still allow this are regarded as uncivilised pariahs that suffer financially because of it. You can give up on that loser's hope right away. There is NO country in Europe who still practice capital punishment and thankfully, you will most certainly never see that brought back in your lifetime. The worst punishment you can mete out is to keep the worst ones alive. Ian Brady has been appealing for years to be allowed to die but no, they keep punishing him by making him linger on to allow him to grieve over what he has done.[/p][/quote]And how has keeping drug dealers alive helped to reduce the number of drug addicts ? Do you actually KNOW anyone who has had their life blighted by drug addiction ? Either themselves personally to their family ? I do - and what happened to them is heart-breaking. Hanging ? Sign me up as hangman - I have the formula for calculating the drop necessary to break the condemn's neck ( thank you Mr. Pierrepoint ) and will happily carry out my executioner's duties for free. In fact, as a father of three and grandfather of four, I would pay THEM to be allowed to rid our country of drug dealers. And paedophiles come to think of it. The real problem is bleeding heart lefty Guardian readers like you who simply don't understand that harsh crimes call for harsher retribution and that a lack of discipline and good housekeeping have resulted in our current problems with drugs. If it feels good - do it ? 1960s rubbish that has resulted in heartache beyond measure. Hang 'em - they can't sell heroin from a wooden box. Copperhead
  • Score: -3

7:31pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Chris P Bacon says...

Copperhead wrote:
Chris P Bacon wrote:
Copperhead wrote:
This kind of depressing story will continue until some government has the balls to re-introduce hanging and hang drug dealers.
I can only presume the reason for not having done so already is that both politicians and police are on the take and get huge pay-offs from drug importers.
If you feel so strongly about the death penalty, I suggest you go and live in one of the more enlightened countries like North Korea, Iraq, Burundi or China where you'd feel more at home. Even the dark states in the US who still allow this are regarded as uncivilised pariahs that suffer financially because of it.

You can give up on that loser's hope right away. There is NO country in Europe who still practice capital punishment and thankfully, you will most certainly never see that brought back in your lifetime.

The worst punishment you can mete out is to keep the worst ones alive. Ian Brady has been appealing for years to be allowed to die but no, they keep punishing him by making him linger on to allow him to grieve over what he has done.
And how has keeping drug dealers alive helped to reduce the number of drug addicts ?
Do you actually KNOW anyone who has had their life blighted by drug addiction ?
Either themselves personally to their family ?
I do - and what happened to them is heart-breaking.
Hanging ?
Sign me up as hangman - I have the formula for calculating the drop necessary to break the condemn's neck ( thank you Mr. Pierrepoint ) and will happily carry out my executioner's duties for free. In fact, as a father of three and grandfather of four, I would pay THEM to be allowed to rid our country of drug dealers.
And paedophiles come to think of it.
The real problem is bleeding heart lefty Guardian readers like you who simply don't understand that harsh crimes call for harsher retribution and that a lack of discipline and good housekeeping have resulted in our current problems with drugs.
If it feels good - do it ? 1960s rubbish that has resulted in heartache beyond measure.
Hang 'em - they can't sell heroin from a wooden box.
I've known loads of people whose lives have been blighted by drug abuse. Stupid them for starting out down the slippery slope by thinking there was some benefit to it.

There might be a VERY long queue to perform the job of executioner but you'd never get to do it because it will never be allowed and it would see more guilty people go off free. No-one on a jury would want the responsibility of sending someone to their death even if they were stone guilty. And of course, no civilised country will ever allow that again.

And how easy to compartmentalise someone in a category you find convenient to stick them in but 1) I assure you I'm no leftie and 2) I do not now nor ever have read the Guardian. So thats spoiled things for you a bit there, hasn't it? I'm certain you can't categorise the entire population of Europe as leftie Guardian readers but you won't find one country there that will ever back your barbaric views.

And if you have indeed read 'Executioner: Pierpoint', you may well recall that after seeing the unfairness inherent in the system he was involved in, he signed up as an abolitionist and wanted nothing more to do with it. So it's your opinion against Albert Pierpoint there, who do you think wins that one?
[quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris P Bacon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: This kind of depressing story will continue until some government has the balls to re-introduce hanging and hang drug dealers. I can only presume the reason for not having done so already is that both politicians and police are on the take and get huge pay-offs from drug importers.[/p][/quote]If you feel so strongly about the death penalty, I suggest you go and live in one of the more enlightened countries like North Korea, Iraq, Burundi or China where you'd feel more at home. Even the dark states in the US who still allow this are regarded as uncivilised pariahs that suffer financially because of it. You can give up on that loser's hope right away. There is NO country in Europe who still practice capital punishment and thankfully, you will most certainly never see that brought back in your lifetime. The worst punishment you can mete out is to keep the worst ones alive. Ian Brady has been appealing for years to be allowed to die but no, they keep punishing him by making him linger on to allow him to grieve over what he has done.[/p][/quote]And how has keeping drug dealers alive helped to reduce the number of drug addicts ? Do you actually KNOW anyone who has had their life blighted by drug addiction ? Either themselves personally to their family ? I do - and what happened to them is heart-breaking. Hanging ? Sign me up as hangman - I have the formula for calculating the drop necessary to break the condemn's neck ( thank you Mr. Pierrepoint ) and will happily carry out my executioner's duties for free. In fact, as a father of three and grandfather of four, I would pay THEM to be allowed to rid our country of drug dealers. And paedophiles come to think of it. The real problem is bleeding heart lefty Guardian readers like you who simply don't understand that harsh crimes call for harsher retribution and that a lack of discipline and good housekeeping have resulted in our current problems with drugs. If it feels good - do it ? 1960s rubbish that has resulted in heartache beyond measure. Hang 'em - they can't sell heroin from a wooden box.[/p][/quote]I've known loads of people whose lives have been blighted by drug abuse. Stupid them for starting out down the slippery slope by thinking there was some benefit to it. There might be a VERY long queue to perform the job of executioner but you'd never get to do it because it will never be allowed and it would see more guilty people go off free. No-one on a jury would want the responsibility of sending someone to their death even if they were stone guilty. And of course, no civilised country will ever allow that again. And how easy to compartmentalise someone in a category you find convenient to stick them in but 1) I assure you I'm no leftie and 2) I do not now nor ever have read the Guardian. So thats spoiled things for you a bit there, hasn't it? I'm certain you can't categorise the entire population of Europe as leftie Guardian readers but you won't find one country there that will ever back your barbaric views. And if you have indeed read 'Executioner: Pierpoint', you may well recall that after seeing the unfairness inherent in the system he was involved in, he signed up as an abolitionist and wanted nothing more to do with it. So it's your opinion against Albert Pierpoint there, who do you think wins that one? Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 8

7:32pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Bluelizzy says...

... and flush.
... and flush. Bluelizzy
  • Score: 4

9:17pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Manuel Hung says...

Chris P Bacon wrote:
Copperhead wrote:
Chris P Bacon wrote:
Copperhead wrote:
This kind of depressing story will continue until some government has the balls to re-introduce hanging and hang drug dealers.
I can only presume the reason for not having done so already is that both politicians and police are on the take and get huge pay-offs from drug importers.
If you feel so strongly about the death penalty, I suggest you go and live in one of the more enlightened countries like North Korea, Iraq, Burundi or China where you'd feel more at home. Even the dark states in the US who still allow this are regarded as uncivilised pariahs that suffer financially because of it.

You can give up on that loser's hope right away. There is NO country in Europe who still practice capital punishment and thankfully, you will most certainly never see that brought back in your lifetime.

The worst punishment you can mete out is to keep the worst ones alive. Ian Brady has been appealing for years to be allowed to die but no, they keep punishing him by making him linger on to allow him to grieve over what he has done.
And how has keeping drug dealers alive helped to reduce the number of drug addicts ?
Do you actually KNOW anyone who has had their life blighted by drug addiction ?
Either themselves personally to their family ?
I do - and what happened to them is heart-breaking.
Hanging ?
Sign me up as hangman - I have the formula for calculating the drop necessary to break the condemn's neck ( thank you Mr. Pierrepoint ) and will happily carry out my executioner's duties for free. In fact, as a father of three and grandfather of four, I would pay THEM to be allowed to rid our country of drug dealers.
And paedophiles come to think of it.
The real problem is bleeding heart lefty Guardian readers like you who simply don't understand that harsh crimes call for harsher retribution and that a lack of discipline and good housekeeping have resulted in our current problems with drugs.
If it feels good - do it ? 1960s rubbish that has resulted in heartache beyond measure.
Hang 'em - they can't sell heroin from a wooden box.
I've known loads of people whose lives have been blighted by drug abuse. Stupid them for starting out down the slippery slope by thinking there was some benefit to it.

There might be a VERY long queue to perform the job of executioner but you'd never get to do it because it will never be allowed and it would see more guilty people go off free. No-one on a jury would want the responsibility of sending someone to their death even if they were stone guilty. And of course, no civilised country will ever allow that again.

And how easy to compartmentalise someone in a category you find convenient to stick them in but 1) I assure you I'm no leftie and 2) I do not now nor ever have read the Guardian. So thats spoiled things for you a bit there, hasn't it? I'm certain you can't categorise the entire population of Europe as leftie Guardian readers but you won't find one country there that will ever back your barbaric views.

And if you have indeed read 'Executioner: Pierpoint', you may well recall that after seeing the unfairness inherent in the system he was involved in, he signed up as an abolitionist and wanted nothing more to do with it. So it's your opinion against Albert Pierpoint there, who do you think wins that one?
Not just me that has you down as a leftie then eh?

We can't all be wrong but then again. When are you ever?
[quote][p][bold]Chris P Bacon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris P Bacon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: This kind of depressing story will continue until some government has the balls to re-introduce hanging and hang drug dealers. I can only presume the reason for not having done so already is that both politicians and police are on the take and get huge pay-offs from drug importers.[/p][/quote]If you feel so strongly about the death penalty, I suggest you go and live in one of the more enlightened countries like North Korea, Iraq, Burundi or China where you'd feel more at home. Even the dark states in the US who still allow this are regarded as uncivilised pariahs that suffer financially because of it. You can give up on that loser's hope right away. There is NO country in Europe who still practice capital punishment and thankfully, you will most certainly never see that brought back in your lifetime. The worst punishment you can mete out is to keep the worst ones alive. Ian Brady has been appealing for years to be allowed to die but no, they keep punishing him by making him linger on to allow him to grieve over what he has done.[/p][/quote]And how has keeping drug dealers alive helped to reduce the number of drug addicts ? Do you actually KNOW anyone who has had their life blighted by drug addiction ? Either themselves personally to their family ? I do - and what happened to them is heart-breaking. Hanging ? Sign me up as hangman - I have the formula for calculating the drop necessary to break the condemn's neck ( thank you Mr. Pierrepoint ) and will happily carry out my executioner's duties for free. In fact, as a father of three and grandfather of four, I would pay THEM to be allowed to rid our country of drug dealers. And paedophiles come to think of it. The real problem is bleeding heart lefty Guardian readers like you who simply don't understand that harsh crimes call for harsher retribution and that a lack of discipline and good housekeeping have resulted in our current problems with drugs. If it feels good - do it ? 1960s rubbish that has resulted in heartache beyond measure. Hang 'em - they can't sell heroin from a wooden box.[/p][/quote]I've known loads of people whose lives have been blighted by drug abuse. Stupid them for starting out down the slippery slope by thinking there was some benefit to it. There might be a VERY long queue to perform the job of executioner but you'd never get to do it because it will never be allowed and it would see more guilty people go off free. No-one on a jury would want the responsibility of sending someone to their death even if they were stone guilty. And of course, no civilised country will ever allow that again. And how easy to compartmentalise someone in a category you find convenient to stick them in but 1) I assure you I'm no leftie and 2) I do not now nor ever have read the Guardian. So thats spoiled things for you a bit there, hasn't it? I'm certain you can't categorise the entire population of Europe as leftie Guardian readers but you won't find one country there that will ever back your barbaric views. And if you have indeed read 'Executioner: Pierpoint', you may well recall that after seeing the unfairness inherent in the system he was involved in, he signed up as an abolitionist and wanted nothing more to do with it. So it's your opinion against Albert Pierpoint there, who do you think wins that one?[/p][/quote]Not just me that has you down as a leftie then eh? We can't all be wrong but then again. When are you ever? Manuel Hung
  • Score: -1

7:23am Thu 12 Jun 14

Mypointis says...

Put them to sleep, they are no good to society, then we can spend the money we are wasting on these cretins on the NHS etc.
Put them to sleep, they are no good to society, then we can spend the money we are wasting on these cretins on the NHS etc. Mypointis
  • Score: 4

7:40am Thu 12 Jun 14

Chris P Bacon says...

Manuel Hung wrote:
Chris P Bacon wrote:
Copperhead wrote:
Chris P Bacon wrote:
Copperhead wrote:
This kind of depressing story will continue until some government has the balls to re-introduce hanging and hang drug dealers.
I can only presume the reason for not having done so already is that both politicians and police are on the take and get huge pay-offs from drug importers.
If you feel so strongly about the death penalty, I suggest you go and live in one of the more enlightened countries like North Korea, Iraq, Burundi or China where you'd feel more at home. Even the dark states in the US who still allow this are regarded as uncivilised pariahs that suffer financially because of it.

You can give up on that loser's hope right away. There is NO country in Europe who still practice capital punishment and thankfully, you will most certainly never see that brought back in your lifetime.

The worst punishment you can mete out is to keep the worst ones alive. Ian Brady has been appealing for years to be allowed to die but no, they keep punishing him by making him linger on to allow him to grieve over what he has done.
And how has keeping drug dealers alive helped to reduce the number of drug addicts ?
Do you actually KNOW anyone who has had their life blighted by drug addiction ?
Either themselves personally to their family ?
I do - and what happened to them is heart-breaking.
Hanging ?
Sign me up as hangman - I have the formula for calculating the drop necessary to break the condemn's neck ( thank you Mr. Pierrepoint ) and will happily carry out my executioner's duties for free. In fact, as a father of three and grandfather of four, I would pay THEM to be allowed to rid our country of drug dealers.
And paedophiles come to think of it.
The real problem is bleeding heart lefty Guardian readers like you who simply don't understand that harsh crimes call for harsher retribution and that a lack of discipline and good housekeeping have resulted in our current problems with drugs.
If it feels good - do it ? 1960s rubbish that has resulted in heartache beyond measure.
Hang 'em - they can't sell heroin from a wooden box.
I've known loads of people whose lives have been blighted by drug abuse. Stupid them for starting out down the slippery slope by thinking there was some benefit to it.

There might be a VERY long queue to perform the job of executioner but you'd never get to do it because it will never be allowed and it would see more guilty people go off free. No-one on a jury would want the responsibility of sending someone to their death even if they were stone guilty. And of course, no civilised country will ever allow that again.

And how easy to compartmentalise someone in a category you find convenient to stick them in but 1) I assure you I'm no leftie and 2) I do not now nor ever have read the Guardian. So thats spoiled things for you a bit there, hasn't it? I'm certain you can't categorise the entire population of Europe as leftie Guardian readers but you won't find one country there that will ever back your barbaric views.

And if you have indeed read 'Executioner: Pierpoint', you may well recall that after seeing the unfairness inherent in the system he was involved in, he signed up as an abolitionist and wanted nothing more to do with it. So it's your opinion against Albert Pierpoint there, who do you think wins that one?
Not just me that has you down as a leftie then eh?

We can't all be wrong but then again. When are you ever?
Although you do seem to specialise in that!
[quote][p][bold]Manuel Hung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris P Bacon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris P Bacon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: This kind of depressing story will continue until some government has the balls to re-introduce hanging and hang drug dealers. I can only presume the reason for not having done so already is that both politicians and police are on the take and get huge pay-offs from drug importers.[/p][/quote]If you feel so strongly about the death penalty, I suggest you go and live in one of the more enlightened countries like North Korea, Iraq, Burundi or China where you'd feel more at home. Even the dark states in the US who still allow this are regarded as uncivilised pariahs that suffer financially because of it. You can give up on that loser's hope right away. There is NO country in Europe who still practice capital punishment and thankfully, you will most certainly never see that brought back in your lifetime. The worst punishment you can mete out is to keep the worst ones alive. Ian Brady has been appealing for years to be allowed to die but no, they keep punishing him by making him linger on to allow him to grieve over what he has done.[/p][/quote]And how has keeping drug dealers alive helped to reduce the number of drug addicts ? Do you actually KNOW anyone who has had their life blighted by drug addiction ? Either themselves personally to their family ? I do - and what happened to them is heart-breaking. Hanging ? Sign me up as hangman - I have the formula for calculating the drop necessary to break the condemn's neck ( thank you Mr. Pierrepoint ) and will happily carry out my executioner's duties for free. In fact, as a father of three and grandfather of four, I would pay THEM to be allowed to rid our country of drug dealers. And paedophiles come to think of it. The real problem is bleeding heart lefty Guardian readers like you who simply don't understand that harsh crimes call for harsher retribution and that a lack of discipline and good housekeeping have resulted in our current problems with drugs. If it feels good - do it ? 1960s rubbish that has resulted in heartache beyond measure. Hang 'em - they can't sell heroin from a wooden box.[/p][/quote]I've known loads of people whose lives have been blighted by drug abuse. Stupid them for starting out down the slippery slope by thinking there was some benefit to it. There might be a VERY long queue to perform the job of executioner but you'd never get to do it because it will never be allowed and it would see more guilty people go off free. No-one on a jury would want the responsibility of sending someone to their death even if they were stone guilty. And of course, no civilised country will ever allow that again. And how easy to compartmentalise someone in a category you find convenient to stick them in but 1) I assure you I'm no leftie and 2) I do not now nor ever have read the Guardian. So thats spoiled things for you a bit there, hasn't it? I'm certain you can't categorise the entire population of Europe as leftie Guardian readers but you won't find one country there that will ever back your barbaric views. And if you have indeed read 'Executioner: Pierpoint', you may well recall that after seeing the unfairness inherent in the system he was involved in, he signed up as an abolitionist and wanted nothing more to do with it. So it's your opinion against Albert Pierpoint there, who do you think wins that one?[/p][/quote]Not just me that has you down as a leftie then eh? We can't all be wrong but then again. When are you ever?[/p][/quote]Although you do seem to specialise in that! Chris P Bacon
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12:54pm Thu 12 Jun 14

darwenTower says...

Truth will out wrote:
This guy is not at fault now. For someone to be allowed to commit 100 offences it is quite clearly the system that is at fault.

Yes he is a low-life but he should not have the freedom to keep destroying lives by burgling people's homes.

As long as the MPs - yes you Gordon Birtwistle - and the judiciary allow repeat offenders the opportunity to keep committing crimes they're going to do it.

In 25 weeks he will have commited crime # 101 - and everybody knows it.

The system stinks.
Truth will out wrote:
"In 25 weeks he will have commited crime # 101 - and everybody knows it. The system stinks."

More like 13.
[quote][p][bold]Truth will out[/bold] wrote: This guy is not at fault now. For someone to be allowed to commit 100 offences it is quite clearly the system that is at fault. Yes he is a low-life but he should not have the freedom to keep destroying lives by burgling people's homes. As long as the MPs - yes you Gordon Birtwistle - and the judiciary allow repeat offenders the opportunity to keep committing crimes they're going to do it. In 25 weeks he will have commited crime # 101 - and everybody knows it. The system stinks.[/p][/quote]Truth will out wrote: "In 25 weeks he will have commited crime # 101 - and everybody knows it. The system stinks." More like 13. darwenTower
  • Score: 0

3:05pm Thu 12 Jun 14

I am Batman says...

I am one of the persons mentioned above. To be honest it disgust me that the story is not been reported properly. I work for a living and I had to leave work to get to my house ad find him in my property.
After he attacked "ME" i defended myself appropriately and he came worse of and claimed I assaulted him. He also claimed he was walking past minding his own business and i attacked him for nothing - Luckily my neighbour who rang me had filmed him in my yard.
What happened after??
1) he gets to have 4 meals a day and free medication
2) he ripped all the bags in my back yard a made a mess which I got warned by the council and may be fined. It will cost me to now have my yard cleaned
3) he left needle in my back yard
4) I lost out on two days work
5) He also broke the lock off my outhouse door

24 week out of which he will do 12weeks - he will go on long time DLA and will inject all that up his arm. I have only contempt for people like him and more so for the people that supply him.

fact: heroin is only profitable because people pay for it. It cost pennies for the £20 dealers sell. Methedone cost NHS a fortune and its as addictive as heroin.
I say grab em all throw them in to cells without medication and let them cold turkey - after two/three weeks let them out.
If they take drugs or commit crime do it again. They will soon try to stop
IT is a technique used in pakistan (watched on Channel 4 documentary) 70+% success rate for reform..
I am one of the persons mentioned above. To be honest it disgust me that the story is not been reported properly. I work for a living and I had to leave work to get to my house ad find him in my property. After he attacked "ME" i defended myself appropriately and he came worse of and claimed I assaulted him. He also claimed he was walking past minding his own business and i attacked him for nothing - Luckily my neighbour who rang me had filmed him in my yard. What happened after?? 1) he gets to have 4 meals a day and free medication 2) he ripped all the bags in my back yard a made a mess which I got warned by the council and may be fined. It will cost me to now have my yard cleaned 3) he left needle in my back yard 4) I lost out on two days work 5) He also broke the lock off my outhouse door 24 week out of which he will do 12weeks - he will go on long time DLA and will inject all that up his arm. I have only contempt for people like him and more so for the people that supply him. fact: heroin is only profitable because people pay for it. It cost pennies for the £20 dealers sell. Methedone cost NHS a fortune and its as addictive as heroin. I say grab em all throw them in to cells without medication and let them cold turkey - after two/three weeks let them out. If they take drugs or commit crime do it again. They will soon try to stop IT is a technique used in pakistan (watched on Channel 4 documentary) 70+% success rate for reform.. I am Batman
  • Score: 4

8:49pm Thu 12 Jun 14

HelmshoreBoy says...

My sympathies Batman. As usual the hard working ,law abiding citizens lose outto these verminous scum. It makes a change to read an honest and factual account of the incident, rather than some "stock" LT report. Maybe you should do some reporting for these jokers.

Although its not really any consolation, at least you caught him and gave him a good ****!
My sympathies Batman. As usual the hard working ,law abiding citizens lose outto these verminous scum. It makes a change to read an honest and factual account of the incident, rather than some "stock" LT report. Maybe you should do some reporting for these jokers. Although its not really any consolation, at least you caught him and gave him a good ****! HelmshoreBoy
  • Score: 2

9:31am Sun 22 Jun 14

BURNLEYITE40 says...

Copperhead wrote:
Old age pensioner wrote:
And they say crime doesn't pay, lock the scum up for five years then they might think before they burgle some one.
No he wouldn't - drugs are easier and cheaper in prison than on the outside.
dunno where u get cheaper fropm try theyre about 10 times as expensive
[quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old age pensioner[/bold] wrote: And they say crime doesn't pay, lock the scum up for five years then they might think before they burgle some one.[/p][/quote]No he wouldn't - drugs are easier and cheaper in prison than on the outside.[/p][/quote]dunno where u get cheaper fropm try theyre about 10 times as expensive BURNLEYITE40
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