Court confusion

Reading the reports of sentencing at Worthing Magistrates’ Court, I was struck by the unfairness of some sentences.

For instance, one young man was given ten days in jail for shoplifting one small item of food.

Compare that to the older man given four suspended sentences for two counts of assaulting police officers, dangerous driving and driving while disqualified. How can these sentences be fair?

Surely, we need to have more reasonable sentences.

Another person was given a conditional discharge for driving without insurance which is potentially more serious then minor shoplifting. Two counts of assaulting police and dangerous driving should merit an immediate jail term.

Susanna Humphreys

Meadow Road