Car attacker locked up

Malvern Gazette: Car attacker locked up Car attacker locked up

A DRUNKEN passer-by who attacked a parked car in Madresfield Road, Malvern, has been jailed for 18 months.

The owner was celebrating his birthday by visiting his fiancée and was in a nearby house when Paul Curran went on his wrecking spree, said prosecutor Andrew Wilkins.

He began by kicking in the door panels of the Ford Fiesta and then smashed the windscreen and poured beer into the interior.

Curran, aged 22, of Elgar Avenue, Malvern, pleaded guilty at Worcester Crown Court to causing criminal damage and breaching the terms of a suspended sentence.

Mr Wilkins said that after the assault on the car at 7.20pm on August 18, Curran went round the corner and kicked the garden fence of an elderly couple.

He threatened the wife that he would return to torch the house and rape her. The damage to the car was £973.

Curran had been given a 12-month jail sentence suspended for two years after being involved in an affray.

Samantha Lamsdale, defending, said Curran struggled with alcohol. He had drunk to excess at a barbecue at his brother’s home and could remember little of what followed. He showed genuine remorse.

Judge John Cavell activated the suspended sentence and added six months for the damage and failing to comply with the previous court order.

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11:53pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Guy66 says...

Sounds like he needs to be sectioned!
Sounds like he needs to be sectioned! Guy66

8:00am Tue 2 Oct 12

mayall8808 says...

He showed genuine remorse.

The old SORRY M'LORD i was drunk excuse again, should have got double the time.
He showed genuine remorse. The old SORRY M'LORD i was drunk excuse again, should have got double the time. mayall8808

9:54am Tue 2 Oct 12

SMC73 says...

Sounds like a prize **** if you ask me.
Sounds like a prize **** if you ask me. SMC73

10:57am Tue 2 Oct 12

Allan Whitehead says...

His defence Council says he could not remember anything, I would ask this defence council if the actually believed their client. I doubt if they could answer with a truly honest yes.
One thing however, doe’s puzzle me is if the judge added a further six months to the already suspended two years. How that only totals eighteen months?

Many people have been to parties, and become inebriated, yet have only been the worse for wear the following morning. With the stock answer “never again” Which in my understanding says they remember everything that happened the night before. If he had an Alcohol problem, why did the loving brother not ensure his sibling was looked after until he was sober once again?

Just excuses and nothing more. Make him pay for all the damage he has done to the vehicle. In addition, pay compensation to the elderly couple he verbally threatened.
His defence Council says he could not remember anything, I would ask this defence council if the actually believed their client. I doubt if they could answer with a truly honest yes. One thing however, doe’s puzzle me is if the judge added a further six months to the already suspended two years. How that only totals eighteen months? Many people have been to parties, and become inebriated, yet have only been the worse for wear the following morning. With the stock answer “never again” Which in my understanding says they remember everything that happened the night before. If he had an Alcohol problem, why did the loving brother not ensure his sibling was looked after until he was sober once again? Just excuses and nothing more. Make him pay for all the damage he has done to the vehicle. In addition, pay compensation to the elderly couple he verbally threatened. Allan Whitehead

11:55am Tue 2 Oct 12

Ballymoss says...

12 months suspended! No wonder youths act like this with out any thought to others property, an actual term in prison may have helped in this case!

Mind you, he lives in Elgar Avenue...say no more!!!
12 months suspended! No wonder youths act like this with out any thought to others property, an actual term in prison may have helped in this case! Mind you, he lives in Elgar Avenue...say no more!!! Ballymoss

11:57am Tue 2 Oct 12

Ballymoss says...

Ballymoss wrote:
12 months suspended! No wonder youths act like this with out any thought to others property, an actual term in prison may have helped in this case!

Mind you, he lives in Elgar Avenue...say no more!!!
Oh my mistake he has finally been sent to prison but not for long enough!
[quote][p][bold]Ballymoss[/bold] wrote: 12 months suspended! No wonder youths act like this with out any thought to others property, an actual term in prison may have helped in this case! Mind you, he lives in Elgar Avenue...say no more!!![/p][/quote]Oh my mistake he has finally been sent to prison but not for long enough! Ballymoss

12:25pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Arthur Blenkinsop says...

Our car was damaged on the side of a road in Worcester, along with several others on the same night. The little b***ders who did it admitted to some damage on some of the vehicles, but used the 'i was too drunk to remember' excuse to others and so got away with lot of the criminal damage. Whether you are drunk or not, if you have done the crime you should be done for it.
Our car was damaged on the side of a road in Worcester, along with several others on the same night. The little b***ders who did it admitted to some damage on some of the vehicles, but used the 'i was too drunk to remember' excuse to others and so got away with lot of the criminal damage. Whether you are drunk or not, if you have done the crime you should be done for it. Arthur Blenkinsop

12:43pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Allan Whitehead says...

Arthur Blenkinsop wrote:
Our car was damaged on the side of a road in Worcester, along with several others on the same night. The little b***ders who did it admitted to some damage on some of the vehicles, but used the 'i was too drunk to remember' excuse to others and so got away with lot of the criminal damage. Whether you are drunk or not, if you have done the crime you should be done for it.
Sir, how right you are. If the evidence is un-refutable then no matter what state the individual claims to be in. Drunk, sober, or mentally insane.
Full restitution of all damages should be made as well as a very stiff fine in addition to a prison sentences being imposed. .

Our criminal law has been ruined along with our National Health, and welfare systems. We appear to have strayed away from an EYE for an EYE because it was considered to barbaric. How wrong they were.
[quote][p][bold]Arthur Blenkinsop[/bold] wrote: Our car was damaged on the side of a road in Worcester, along with several others on the same night. The little b***ders who did it admitted to some damage on some of the vehicles, but used the 'i was too drunk to remember' excuse to others and so got away with lot of the criminal damage. Whether you are drunk or not, if you have done the crime you should be done for it.[/p][/quote]Sir, how right you are. If the evidence is un-refutable then no matter what state the individual claims to be in. Drunk, sober, or mentally insane. Full restitution of all damages should be made as well as a very stiff fine in addition to a prison sentences being imposed. . Our criminal law has been ruined along with our National Health, and welfare systems. We appear to have strayed away from an EYE for an EYE because it was considered to barbaric. How wrong they were. Allan Whitehead

8:59am Wed 3 Oct 12

Allan Whitehead says...

TheIndependentPoliti
cian
wrote:
How much does it cost working tax payers to keep prisoners in prisons? Up until 2002, the annual cost per prisoner was £33,000 per year. I bet it's a lot more now. Have just thought of a good idea. Get the prisoners working harder and the money they make can be given to the parents of modest incomes to underwrite their children's university education. That would get the weedy Liberals wound up.
While I agree the cost of keeping a person in gaol will be around £112 per day according to Kenneth Clarke MP, (Independent June 2010) will no doubt have risen in the last two years.

While most of the monies will be paid in prison officers wages, governors
Salaries. The cost that pays for prisoner’s amenities should be removed, and if overcrowding is a problem , then reduce the size of the clientele, by transporting to some underdeveloped Country, and use their prison system at about a tenth of the cost of that of our luxury hotels which we call prisons.

According to Cocker, we spend less on our elderly than we do on prisoners and their welfare. This to my reckoning is a complete misuse of state finances. We should ensure that prisons are places of correction, with food and water, and a place to sleep. In addition, remove all the molly coddling, and privileges from prisons. Let incarceration mean only what the dictionary definition states nothing more nothing less.
[quote][p][bold]TheIndependentPoliti cian[/bold] wrote: How much does it cost working tax payers to keep prisoners in prisons? Up until 2002, the annual cost per prisoner was £33,000 per year. I bet it's a lot more now. Have just thought of a good idea. Get the prisoners working harder and the money they make can be given to the parents of modest incomes to underwrite their children's university education. That would get the weedy Liberals wound up.[/p][/quote]While I agree the cost of keeping a person in gaol will be around £112 per day according to Kenneth Clarke MP, (Independent June 2010) will no doubt have risen in the last two years. While most of the monies will be paid in prison officers wages, governors Salaries. The cost that pays for prisoner’s amenities should be removed, and if overcrowding is a problem , then reduce the size of the clientele, by transporting to some underdeveloped Country, and use their prison system at about a tenth of the cost of that of our luxury hotels which we call prisons. According to Cocker, we spend less on our elderly than we do on prisoners and their welfare. This to my reckoning is a complete misuse of state finances. We should ensure that prisons are places of correction, with food and water, and a place to sleep. In addition, remove all the molly coddling, and privileges from prisons. Let incarceration mean only what the dictionary definition states nothing more nothing less. Allan Whitehead

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