Ralph Millward’s killer Craig Real facing prison again for stealing TV after release

Bournemouth Echo: Ralph Millward’s killer facing prison again for stealing TV after release Ralph Millward’s killer facing prison again for stealing TV after release

A TEENAGE killer who beat a Big Issue seller to death faces a return to prison after committing burglary.

Craig Real, now 21, was caged in 2010 after admitting the manslaughter of Ralph Millward in Westbourne the year before.

But just two months after his release from prison, he stole a £250 television from a summer house in the grounds of a property in Monkton Crescent, Poole.

Although he was due to be sentenced yesterday at Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court for the offence, District Judge Stephen Nicholls said the magistrates who had accepted Real’s plea at the court had made an “error”, and committed the case to crown court.

He said he would be limited to ‘category three’ sentencing, which means a defendant’s time in custody is capped at 18 weeks.

“The proper guidelines – taking into account in particular the aggravating feature of the previous conviction – make this a category one offence,” he said.

“The reality is that this court has insufficient powers and I am committing the defendant to Bournemouth Crown Court.”

The judge had heard that Real broke into the summer house in April because he is “essentially homeless”, as a condition of his release prevents him being in a house with children.

Mark Price, mitigating, said: “I am going to ask you to consider a conditional discharge. A low value item was taken, there was no ransacking or soiling.

“I cannot find any aggravating factor in respect of this offence.”

He added: “We have here a young person who in effect has been in prison since he was 16 – he is now 21.”

But Alison Saunders, prosecuting, said the victim felt “quite violated” by the theft.

“In his victim impact statement, he said, ‘No one has the right to invade our personal space and take things that don’t belong to them’.”

Real, who was bailed to an address in Millfield, Upton, will be sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on July 11.

'Kicked and left for dead'

Ralph Millward, 41, was kicked and left for dead close to his pitch and Marks & Spencer in Westbourne after he refused to give up his tobacco to Real and his co-defendants Warren Crago and Jimmy Ayres.
 

Real, then of Rossmore, Poole, was the eldest of the group at nearly 17.
 

He returned to the scene to push a shopping trolley into Mr Millward’s broken body.
 

The trio were found guilty of manslaughter in 2010, and Real was jailed for four years and nine months.
 

After serving half the time, he was released, but failed to keep to set conditions and was rearrested to serve his full sentence.

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5:56am Thu 12 Jun 14

BIGTONE says...

Mark Price, mitigating, said
He added: “We have here a young person who in effect has been in prison since he was 16 – he is now 21.”


He's hit the nail on the head. He is beyond rehabilitation and needs to be kept locked up for his own well being as well as the community.
Mark Price, mitigating, said He added: “We have here a young person who in effect has been in prison since he was 16 – he is now 21.” He's hit the nail on the head. He is beyond rehabilitation and needs to be kept locked up for his own well being as well as the community. BIGTONE
  • Score: 62

6:46am Thu 12 Jun 14

Huey says...

BIGTONE wrote:
Mark Price, mitigating, said
He added: “We have here a young person who in effect has been in prison since he was 16 – he is now 21.”


He's hit the nail on the head. He is beyond rehabilitation and needs to be kept locked up for his own well being as well as the community.
Nah that costs to much he needs a kicking that he won't wake up from, just like poor old Ralph got.
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Mark Price, mitigating, said He added: “We have here a young person who in effect has been in prison since he was 16 – he is now 21.” He's hit the nail on the head. He is beyond rehabilitation and needs to be kept locked up for his own well being as well as the community.[/p][/quote]Nah that costs to much he needs a kicking that he won't wake up from, just like poor old Ralph got. Huey
  • Score: 50

7:07am Thu 12 Jun 14

MMM444 says...

Mark Price, mitigating, said: “I am going to ask you to consider a conditional discharge. A low value item was taken, there was no ransacking or soiling ". Get real you Muppet, But you wont will ya, The tax payers paying your pathetic bill to get this piece of filth off, Broken Britain at it's best, 4yrs 8 mths for kicking a man to death = JOKE
Mark Price, mitigating, said: “I am going to ask you to consider a conditional discharge. A low value item was taken, there was no ransacking or soiling ". Get real you Muppet, But you wont will ya, The tax payers paying your pathetic bill to get this piece of filth off, Broken Britain at it's best, 4yrs 8 mths for kicking a man to death = JOKE MMM444
  • Score: 58

7:39am Thu 12 Jun 14

EGHH says...

Once scum always scum! He'll spend his life in and out prison or sponging off the state.
Once scum always scum! He'll spend his life in and out prison or sponging off the state. EGHH
  • Score: 53

8:55am Thu 12 Jun 14

six222 says...

Throw him back in jail, just where he deserves to be!
Throw him back in jail, just where he deserves to be! six222
  • Score: 40

9:03am Thu 12 Jun 14

wilkiemini says...

I cannot believe that there are uneducated people on Facebook slagging off what they call "the tramp" and telling us to leave this boy alone .....this man was a respected friend of the community who was beaten to death by some scum for a cigarette. I'm bloody furious at how they can defend a murderer
I cannot believe that there are uneducated people on Facebook slagging off what they call "the tramp" and telling us to leave this boy alone .....this man was a respected friend of the community who was beaten to death by some scum for a cigarette. I'm bloody furious at how they can defend a murderer wilkiemini
  • Score: 70

9:05am Thu 12 Jun 14

Bournemouth87 says...

Good when you see the messages he puts on his fb account, and his so called friends who helped him murder a homeless man, you can see there is no hope for him. He should be locked away for a very long time and stop using everything as an excuse. Goodbye horrible boy rot in jail.
Good when you see the messages he puts on his fb account, and his so called friends who helped him murder a homeless man, you can see there is no hope for him. He should be locked away for a very long time and stop using everything as an excuse. Goodbye horrible boy rot in jail. Bournemouth87
  • Score: 53

9:29am Thu 12 Jun 14

whersmycuffigcufflinks says...

Mark Price what are you on
are you suggesting we invite brutal murderers into our back gardens
to nick our stuff take what you like as long as you don't do any damage.
Mark Price what are you on are you suggesting we invite brutal murderers into our back gardens to nick our stuff take what you like as long as you don't do any damage. whersmycuffigcufflinks
  • Score: 25

9:36am Thu 12 Jun 14

we-shall-see says...

Scum, plain and simple - much like the rest of his family. I am horrified that on the Echo Facebook page some of his mates are actually trying to defend his actions and acting as if the murder of Ralph was nothing! Matty Abdilla, your mother must be so proud of you. :o/
Scum, plain and simple - much like the rest of his family. I am horrified that on the Echo Facebook page some of his mates are actually trying to defend his actions and acting as if the murder of Ralph was nothing! Matty Abdilla, your mother must be so proud of you. :o/ we-shall-see
  • Score: 31

10:21am Thu 12 Jun 14

speedy231278 says...

So, he was given the wrong conviction for the original crime, a pathetic sentence, and the idiots still let him out after half of it only to find he couldn't stick to his release terms and have to stuff him back in again. Presumably this release is when his child was conceived, which was no doubt done in order to get more leniency at the next and inevitable conviction.

The bloke should be castrated and slung in a young offender's institute!
So, he was given the wrong conviction for the original crime, a pathetic sentence, and the idiots still let him out after half of it only to find he couldn't stick to his release terms and have to stuff him back in again. Presumably this release is when his child was conceived, which was no doubt done in order to get more leniency at the next and inevitable conviction. The bloke should be castrated and slung in a young offender's institute! speedy231278
  • Score: 20

12:31pm Thu 12 Jun 14

KitKatPuss says...

Mark Price, mitigating, said: “I am going to ask you to consider a conditional discharge. A low value item was taken, there was no ransacking or soiling.

“I cannot find any aggravating factor in respect of this offence.”

Really? I mean really?!?! There may not have been any ransacking or soiling however this toerag (can't use the word I want to on here) broke into someones private property and stole something....it doesn't matter what he stole....he invaded someone's privacy and security which is awful.

I've been a victim of burglary and I struggled to sleep for months after the incident for fear of the burglar coming back and hurting me.

This 'human being' (loosely used) needs locking up and the leaving to rot....he is of no benefit to society whatsoever!
Mark Price, mitigating, said: “I am going to ask you to consider a conditional discharge. A low value item was taken, there was no ransacking or soiling. “I cannot find any aggravating factor in respect of this offence.” Really? I mean really?!?! There may not have been any ransacking or soiling however this toerag (can't use the word I want to on here) broke into someones private property and stole something....it doesn't matter what he stole....he invaded someone's privacy and security which is awful. I've been a victim of burglary and I struggled to sleep for months after the incident for fear of the burglar coming back and hurting me. This 'human being' (loosely used) needs locking up and the leaving to rot....he is of no benefit to society whatsoever! KitKatPuss
  • Score: 20

1:16pm Thu 12 Jun 14

AdamSFC says...

speedy231278 wrote:
So, he was given the wrong conviction for the original crime, a pathetic sentence, and the idiots still let him out after half of it only to find he couldn't stick to his release terms and have to stuff him back in again. Presumably this release is when his child was conceived, which was no doubt done in order to get more leniency at the next and inevitable conviction.

The bloke should be castrated and slung in a young offender's institute!
As much as I agree that the sentence for killing Ralph Millward was too lenient. I really thing some of you get excited about the thought of castration sometimes, it's just odd.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: So, he was given the wrong conviction for the original crime, a pathetic sentence, and the idiots still let him out after half of it only to find he couldn't stick to his release terms and have to stuff him back in again. Presumably this release is when his child was conceived, which was no doubt done in order to get more leniency at the next and inevitable conviction. The bloke should be castrated and slung in a young offender's institute![/p][/quote]As much as I agree that the sentence for killing Ralph Millward was too lenient. I really thing some of you get excited about the thought of castration sometimes, it's just odd. AdamSFC
  • Score: 0

1:21pm Thu 12 Jun 14

kangaroo_joey says...

He deserves a long painful death, the same he inflicted on Ralph Millward, he may have not stole a high value item but he still broke the law and deserves to be punished, maybe this time they'll lose the key once he is locked up. Watch you dont drop the soap!!! Have fun with your prison boyfriend!!
He deserves a long painful death, the same he inflicted on Ralph Millward, he may have not stole a high value item but he still broke the law and deserves to be punished, maybe this time they'll lose the key once he is locked up. Watch you dont drop the soap!!! Have fun with your prison boyfriend!! kangaroo_joey
  • Score: 4

1:36pm Thu 12 Jun 14

H2o-hara says...

Get him to sell Big Issues and sleep rough and see what happens .
Get him to sell Big Issues and sleep rough and see what happens . H2o-hara
  • Score: 8

1:50pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Bob49 says...

whersmycuffigcufflin
ks
wrote:
Mark Price what are you on
are you suggesting we invite brutal murderers into our back gardens
to nick our stuff take what you like as long as you don't do any damage.
"Mark Price what are you on .........?"


A hefty fee from legal aid

i would like to hear Mr Price's views were it to be his house, and he was not going to be paid to say his piece in the court.

The concern here is that this man was released knowing full well why is was in prison in the first place. His mindset should have been one of 'behaving himself'. If he is unable to do that then prison is the bestt place for him.
[quote][p][bold]whersmycuffigcufflin ks[/bold] wrote: Mark Price what are you on are you suggesting we invite brutal murderers into our back gardens to nick our stuff take what you like as long as you don't do any damage.[/p][/quote]"Mark Price what are you on .........?" A hefty fee from legal aid i would like to hear Mr Price's views were it to be his house, and he was not going to be paid to say his piece in the court. The concern here is that this man was released knowing full well why is was in prison in the first place. His mindset should have been one of 'behaving himself'. If he is unable to do that then prison is the bestt place for him. Bob49
  • Score: 10

1:55pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Gingertree says...

Hahaha Iv just had a look back over his Facebook page on July 21st last year he put Last birthday inside done 5 in prison Well get ready for number 6 scumbag
Hahaha Iv just had a look back over his Facebook page on July 21st last year he put Last birthday inside done 5 in prison Well get ready for number 6 scumbag Gingertree
  • Score: 15

5:13pm Thu 12 Jun 14

davedawg says...

Begs the question why he's not allowed near children.......never mind the fact he has conceived his own child.
Begs the question why he's not allowed near children.......never mind the fact he has conceived his own child. davedawg
  • Score: 11

12:09am Fri 13 Jun 14

hooplaa says...

The boy is a loser always has been always will be. Murderer
The boy is a loser always has been always will be. Murderer hooplaa
  • Score: 6

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