Ralph Millward’s killer given second chance after breaking court order

VICIOUS: Craig Real

POPULAR MAN: Ralph Millward

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A VICIOUS killer who beat a defenceless homeless man to death when he was just 16-years-old has been given another chance after breaking a court order.

Craig Real was released early from a four-year, nine-month prison sentence for manslaughter in February, only to burgle a summer house weeks later.

Last month he was given a community order for the raid, a sentence slammed by both Bournemouth MPs.

Now he has breached the order by failing to provide his address and missing an appointment with probation officers.

But a judge at Bournemouth Crown Court has allowed him to remain free and for the order, which involves supervision and attending the Thinking Skills Programme, to continue.

Judge Peter Johnson was told Real has had difficulty finding accommodation but will now live with his grandmother in Wallisdown.

The judge said he did not revoke the order and send him into custody because it was a single breach. But he imposed a curfew from 8pm until 6am for a month and ordered Real, who is now 21, to pay £100 towards the costs of the hearing. He has been fitted with an electronic tag to monitor the curfew.

Real was one of three teenagers who launched a horrific attack on popular Big Issue seller Ralph Millward near his pitch outside Marks and Spencer in Westbourne in 2009 when he refused to hand over tobacco.

After the sustained attack, Real returned to the scene and pushed a shopping trolley into Mr Millward’s body as he lay fatally wounded on the ground.

Real, the oldest of the group, pleaded guilty to manslaughter, as did co-defendants Warren Crago and Jimmy Ayres.

At the end of the case, Judge Guy Boney described the attack on Mr Millward as “mindless, vicious, extreme and chillingly casual.”

He said Real showed “no remorse at all.”

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5:42am Wed 20 Aug 14

Huey says...

Pah. He should be beaten to death.
Pah. He should be beaten to death. Huey
  • Score: 59

6:00am Wed 20 Aug 14

Lord Parkstone says...

Disgusting this toe rag gets yet another chance. Where's the chance he gave his defenceless victim? Coward scum bag lets hope someone bumps in to him soon.
The legal system needs an overhaul immediately, we need to update it and get rid of the out of touch judges. The law is an a*s.
Disgusting this toe rag gets yet another chance. Where's the chance he gave his defenceless victim? Coward scum bag lets hope someone bumps in to him soon. The legal system needs an overhaul immediately, we need to update it and get rid of the out of touch judges. The law is an a*s. Lord Parkstone
  • Score: 89

6:01am Wed 20 Aug 14

manyogie says...

What is wrong with our legal system, the estate agent who glasses a man and walks free, a boy who kills a man gets a token sentance.
If its down to the costs of keeping these animals, then bring back capitol punishment,tat costs bugger all.
What is wrong with our legal system, the estate agent who glasses a man and walks free, a boy who kills a man gets a token sentance. If its down to the costs of keeping these animals, then bring back capitol punishment,tat costs bugger all. manyogie
  • Score: 100

6:06am Wed 20 Aug 14

billy bumble says...

And will the scumbag friends of this piece of subhuman toilet waste come out in his defence this time ?

Last time they said "Leave him alone he has paid his debt to society"

Really??
And will the scumbag friends of this piece of subhuman toilet waste come out in his defence this time ? Last time they said "Leave him alone he has paid his debt to society" Really?? billy bumble
  • Score: 82

7:57am Wed 20 Aug 14

bosco1 says...

Wanted "NEW JUDGES " urgently reqiured in the Bournemouth area, knowledge of the Law would be helpful but you must be kind hearted to the defendants . Attitude to the victims not essential.! !
Wanted "NEW JUDGES " urgently reqiured in the Bournemouth area, knowledge of the Law would be helpful but you must be kind hearted to the defendants . Attitude to the victims not essential.! ! bosco1
  • Score: 74

8:13am Wed 20 Aug 14

Peroni says...

When this scum was born , he should have had 'prison fodder' tattoo on his forehead !
That's all he is ,and all he will be all his pathetic little life.
When this scum was born , he should have had 'prison fodder' tattoo on his forehead ! That's all he is ,and all he will be all his pathetic little life. Peroni
  • Score: 44

8:29am Wed 20 Aug 14

yet_another_one says...

OMG - I was guilty of a 'single breach' when caught by a camera that was hiding behind a hedge & in complete darkness whilst driving at just above the speed limit on the A31 at St Leonards.

I decided not to do the driver awareness course at £110 & was fined £60 with 3 points on my licence.

What does this specimen of humanity get - a slap on the wrist.

There appears to be no justice whatsoever & he's given yet another chance to break his court order again - I find it difficult to understand particularly as he KNEW exactly why he was brought before Judge Peter Johnson on this occasion.

When will the judiciary protect the likes of decent, normal citizens in our society ???
OMG - I was guilty of a 'single breach' when caught by a camera that was hiding behind a hedge & in complete darkness whilst driving at just above the speed limit on the A31 at St Leonards. I decided not to do the driver awareness course at £110 & was fined £60 with 3 points on my licence. What does this specimen of humanity get - a slap on the wrist. There appears to be no justice whatsoever & he's given yet another chance to break his court order again - I find it difficult to understand particularly as he KNEW exactly why he was brought before Judge Peter Johnson on this occasion. When will the judiciary protect the likes of decent, normal citizens in our society ??? yet_another_one
  • Score: 49

8:29am Wed 20 Aug 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Are the judges playing a political game?
Are the judges playing a political game? bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 27

8:42am Wed 20 Aug 14

Mangiafuoco says...

Rob bookies of £1500 pounds to fund a hopeless addiction (as David Hinde did) and get 12 years in jail.
Beat a homeless man to death just for fun and you are out in two!?!
The scales of justice need a little adjustment me thinks.
Rob bookies of £1500 pounds to fund a hopeless addiction (as David Hinde did) and get 12 years in jail. Beat a homeless man to death just for fun and you are out in two!?! The scales of justice need a little adjustment me thinks. Mangiafuoco
  • Score: 75

8:45am Wed 20 Aug 14

susi.m says...

He will continue to offend throughout his life I suspect. He will give nothing back to society and cost the tax payer hundreds of thousands of pounds. What is the point of people like him? It makes no sense to me at all, when good, decent, hardworking, law abiding people die early from accidents or illness. And some people believe there is a good God????
He will continue to offend throughout his life I suspect. He will give nothing back to society and cost the tax payer hundreds of thousands of pounds. What is the point of people like him? It makes no sense to me at all, when good, decent, hardworking, law abiding people die early from accidents or illness. And some people believe there is a good God???? susi.m
  • Score: 40

9:08am Wed 20 Aug 14

contric says...

sentence him to get a job for a useless drain on society like him it would really hurt him having to get up and have the discipline to hold a job down failing that hang the useless parasite
sentence him to get a job for a useless drain on society like him it would really hurt him having to get up and have the discipline to hold a job down failing that hang the useless parasite contric
  • Score: 33

9:26am Wed 20 Aug 14

MCAME1989 says...

Who is this judge?
The same one that let the girl of with 18 previous convictions?

Think his job title needs looking over!
Seems to be letting all the serious offenders off and hitting people with the max that had done petty crimes!
Who is this judge? The same one that let the girl of with 18 previous convictions? Think his job title needs looking over! Seems to be letting all the serious offenders off and hitting people with the max that had done petty crimes! MCAME1989
  • Score: 38

10:09am Wed 20 Aug 14

rich53 says...

If we still had death penalty we wouldn't have to worry about people re offending
If we still had death penalty we wouldn't have to worry about people re offending rich53
  • Score: 29

10:52am Wed 20 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

Throw the bloody key away next time!
Throw the bloody key away next time! speedy231278
  • Score: 25

10:53am Wed 20 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

rich53 wrote:
If we still had death penalty we wouldn't have to worry about people re offending
No, just lots of dead people who cannot be brought back to life when it is discovered they were wrongly convicted!
[quote][p][bold]rich53[/bold] wrote: If we still had death penalty we wouldn't have to worry about people re offending[/p][/quote]No, just lots of dead people who cannot be brought back to life when it is discovered they were wrongly convicted! speedy231278
  • Score: -35

11:08am Wed 20 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

As an aside, if this cretin had helped beat the life out of someone, and then come back to them and finished them off using a shopping trolley, why where they not charged with murder? You cannot accidentally beat someone to death in such a manner and pretend you didn't mean to kill them unless you were not right in the head, in which case he should have been sectioned!
As an aside, if this cretin had helped beat the life out of someone, and then come back to them and finished them off using a shopping trolley, why where they not charged with murder? You cannot accidentally beat someone to death in such a manner and pretend you didn't mean to kill them unless you were not right in the head, in which case he should have been sectioned! speedy231278
  • Score: 33

11:13am Wed 20 Aug 14

we-shall-see says...

That young "man" is a piece of human waste. He IS nothing and never will be. He is intent on a life of crime and the judges who keep giving him poor sentences are not helping him one bit to reform his behaviour.

Sometimes, you just can't help those who refuse to help themselves conform to society. Time to lock him away for good, as we don't have the option of the rope ......
That young "man" is a piece of human waste. He IS nothing and never will be. He is intent on a life of crime and the judges who keep giving him poor sentences are not helping him one bit to reform his behaviour. Sometimes, you just can't help those who refuse to help themselves conform to society. Time to lock him away for good, as we don't have the option of the rope ...... we-shall-see
  • Score: 33

12:05pm Wed 20 Aug 14

DUCKFEEDER says...

this thing is now at home laughing at the judges who yet again have set him free so he can continue breaking the law,so when he is up in-front of m'lord,possibly before xmas perhaps a rethink into what this thing is going to contribute to society,
this thing is now at home laughing at the judges who yet again have set him free so he can continue breaking the law,so when he is up in-front of m'lord,possibly before xmas perhaps a rethink into what this thing is going to contribute to society, DUCKFEEDER
  • Score: 21

12:34pm Wed 20 Aug 14

apm1954 says...

lost for words.
lost for words. apm1954
  • Score: 20

1:27pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Bob49 says...

rich53 wrote:
If we still had death penalty we wouldn't have to worry about people re offending
you don't appear to be too bright - be grateful then that stupidity is not a crime in this country

in the meantime why not get somebody to point out to you the incredibly high murder rate in the US, where the death penalty makes not a jot of difference other than costing the country a huge amount in lawyers fees
[quote][p][bold]rich53[/bold] wrote: If we still had death penalty we wouldn't have to worry about people re offending[/p][/quote]you don't appear to be too bright - be grateful then that stupidity is not a crime in this country in the meantime why not get somebody to point out to you the incredibly high murder rate in the US, where the death penalty makes not a jot of difference other than costing the country a huge amount in lawyers fees Bob49
  • Score: -27

1:33pm Wed 20 Aug 14

H2o-hara says...

Waster !
Waster ! H2o-hara
  • Score: 13

1:49pm Wed 20 Aug 14

DemonDiva says...

Just what exactly DOES this person have to do to be thrown back in jail? HE IS A KILLER!
The judges who sit in Bournemouth are totally detached from the real world.
Unbelievable...
Just what exactly DOES this person have to do to be thrown back in jail? HE IS A KILLER! The judges who sit in Bournemouth are totally detached from the real world. Unbelievable... DemonDiva
  • Score: 28

1:52pm Wed 20 Aug 14

DemonDiva says...

Mangiafuoco wrote:
Rob bookies of £1500 pounds to fund a hopeless addiction (as David Hinde did) and get 12 years in jail.
Beat a homeless man to death just for fun and you are out in two!?!
The scales of justice need a little adjustment me thinks.
Money and it's theft has always attracted a harsher sentence than the loss of human life. The judiciary are a joke. But they wouldn't be laughing if it was one of their own killed.
[quote][p][bold]Mangiafuoco[/bold] wrote: Rob bookies of £1500 pounds to fund a hopeless addiction (as David Hinde did) and get 12 years in jail. Beat a homeless man to death just for fun and you are out in two!?! The scales of justice need a little adjustment me thinks.[/p][/quote]Money and it's theft has always attracted a harsher sentence than the loss of human life. The judiciary are a joke. But they wouldn't be laughing if it was one of their own killed. DemonDiva
  • Score: 15

1:58pm Wed 20 Aug 14

BigAlfromsunnyBournemouth says...

1. Released early from a light sentence after committing a violent murder.

2. Committed a burglary whilst on parole.

3. Failed to notify his address to the authorities.

4. Missed an appointment with his Probation Officer.

And we call it a second chance?

When I went to school I was taught that the above total is four.

Is this some new form of mathematics that I am not conversant with?
1. Released early from a light sentence after committing a violent murder. 2. Committed a burglary whilst on parole. 3. Failed to notify his address to the authorities. 4. Missed an appointment with his Probation Officer. And we call it a second chance? When I went to school I was taught that the above total is four. Is this some new form of mathematics that I am not conversant with? BigAlfromsunnyBournemouth
  • Score: 25

3:11pm Wed 20 Aug 14

BmthNewshound says...

" involves supervision and attending the Thinking Skills Programme," For goodness sake, Thinking Skills - whatever next.
.
There was a time when the British legal system was used as a model for legal systems and respect across the world. Judges have gone soft and appear to put the rights of the offender before the rights of the victims and wider public to be protected from violent and persistent offenders.
" involves supervision and attending the Thinking Skills Programme," For goodness sake, Thinking Skills - whatever next. . There was a time when the British legal system was used as a model for legal systems and respect across the world. Judges have gone soft and appear to put the rights of the offender before the rights of the victims and wider public to be protected from violent and persistent offenders. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 14

3:13pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Ayles 10 says...

It really does seem that if you want to be a criminal in Bournemouth that violent crime is the way to go, as it carries by far the smallest penalty.
It really does seem that if you want to be a criminal in Bournemouth that violent crime is the way to go, as it carries by far the smallest penalty. Ayles 10
  • Score: 13

4:52pm Wed 20 Aug 14

dvdr says...

Branding (on the forehead) seems to be a better form of punishment. At least, it informs the general public to be aware of this man!
Branding (on the forehead) seems to be a better form of punishment. At least, it informs the general public to be aware of this man! dvdr
  • Score: 17

5:21pm Wed 20 Aug 14

SeafaringMan says...

DemonDiva wrote:
Just what exactly DOES this person have to do to be thrown back in jail? HE IS A KILLER!
The judges who sit in Bournemouth are totally detached from the real world.
Unbelievable...
Perhaps if he didn't pay his TV licence . . .
[quote][p][bold]DemonDiva[/bold] wrote: Just what exactly DOES this person have to do to be thrown back in jail? HE IS A KILLER! The judges who sit in Bournemouth are totally detached from the real world. Unbelievable...[/p][/quote]Perhaps if he didn't pay his TV licence . . . SeafaringMan
  • Score: 9

6:10pm Wed 20 Aug 14

dustbindanny says...

This is the softest country in the WORLD for Justice, what I mean is , if you are a victim, you don't get any?? Time after time we see Law Breakers treated as thou they are the victims! That's why this Country is descending into an uncontrollable mess!
This is the softest country in the WORLD for Justice, what I mean is , if you are a victim, you don't get any?? Time after time we see Law Breakers treated as thou they are the victims! That's why this Country is descending into an uncontrollable mess! dustbindanny
  • Score: 10

7:17pm Wed 20 Aug 14

grumpyolddear says...

Hard labour, doing jobs nobody else wants. They will be too tired to cause trouble whilst serving their sentance and not so quick to reoffend on release.
Hard labour, doing jobs nobody else wants. They will be too tired to cause trouble whilst serving their sentance and not so quick to reoffend on release. grumpyolddear
  • Score: 11

8:05pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Mejulie1967 says...

good gracious me, we do not want the likes of him back in the area...
good gracious me, we do not want the likes of him back in the area... Mejulie1967
  • Score: 4

8:07pm Wed 20 Aug 14

S,Bowes says...

If you need to murder Rob ,wreck a family beat some poor sod to death .Bournemouth is the place to do it .Is the word going around the prison
If you need to murder Rob ,wreck a family beat some poor sod to death .Bournemouth is the place to do it .Is the word going around the prison S,Bowes
  • Score: 3

8:13pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Bob49 says...

manyogie wrote:
What is wrong with our legal system, the estate agent who glasses a man and walks free, a boy who kills a man gets a token sentance.
If its down to the costs of keeping these animals, then bring back capitol punishment,tat costs bugger all.
oh dear you aren't too bright are you

it costs millions upon millions in lawyers fees

check the good ole US of A where endless appeals cost millions and drag on for ages, where murderers constantly work free because juries don't want the responsibilty of a false execution on their hands and the murder rate is sky high

but then that would require thinking, if only to wonder why the overwhelming majority of other countries have looked at these facts and figures and realised that it is a waste of money that simply causes more murders, and that you still haven't grasped this .... even now
[quote][p][bold]manyogie[/bold] wrote: What is wrong with our legal system, the estate agent who glasses a man and walks free, a boy who kills a man gets a token sentance. If its down to the costs of keeping these animals, then bring back capitol punishment,tat costs bugger all.[/p][/quote]oh dear you aren't too bright are you it costs millions upon millions in lawyers fees check the good ole US of A where endless appeals cost millions and drag on for ages, where murderers constantly work free because juries don't want the responsibilty of a false execution on their hands and the murder rate is sky high but then that would require thinking, if only to wonder why the overwhelming majority of other countries have looked at these facts and figures and realised that it is a waste of money that simply causes more murders, and that you still haven't grasped this .... even now Bob49
  • Score: -7

10:27pm Wed 20 Aug 14

stevobath says...

If he'd killed some middle class guy, he'd still be in jail.

Obviously, if your' homeless & disadvantaged your life is worth NOTHING.

Maybe KARMA will strike him down in some way?
How about paralysis from the waist down?

Vile scumbag & the judges are morons. This scum doesn't care.
If he'd killed some middle class guy, he'd still be in jail. Obviously, if your' homeless & disadvantaged your life is worth NOTHING. Maybe KARMA will strike him down in some way? How about paralysis from the waist down? Vile scumbag & the judges are morons. This scum doesn't care. stevobath
  • Score: 5

10:53pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Blossom8 says...

Yet again a killer walks away free speechless word fail me .
Yet again a killer walks away free speechless word fail me . Blossom8
  • Score: 2

10:58pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Chief-Wiggum says...

He might not be in jail but he will never be able to shake the guilt of killing someone. Its only a matter of time before he breaks.
He might not be in jail but he will never be able to shake the guilt of killing someone. Its only a matter of time before he breaks. Chief-Wiggum
  • Score: -3

2:03am Thu 21 Aug 14

Boscomite says...

And yet we still lock people up because they can't afford to pay their council tax.
And yet we still lock people up because they can't afford to pay their council tax. Boscomite
  • Score: 3

2:20am Thu 21 Aug 14

billd766 says...

speedy231278 wrote:
rich53 wrote:
If we still had death penalty we wouldn't have to worry about people re offending
No, just lots of dead people who cannot be brought back to life when it is discovered they were wrongly convicted!
And what about Big Issue seller Ralph Millward who was also innocent? He cannot be brought back to life either but you didn't bother to mention him. But it doesn't matter really as he was only the innocent victim and therefore has no rights left, while the person who murdered him is out free as a bird. Sarcsm is intended but may not be seen by some people.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rich53[/bold] wrote: If we still had death penalty we wouldn't have to worry about people re offending[/p][/quote]No, just lots of dead people who cannot be brought back to life when it is discovered they were wrongly convicted![/p][/quote]And what about Big Issue seller Ralph Millward who was also innocent? He cannot be brought back to life either but you didn't bother to mention him. But it doesn't matter really as he was only the innocent victim and therefore has no rights left, while the person who murdered him is out free as a bird. Sarcsm is intended but may not be seen by some people. billd766
  • Score: 3

1:52pm Thu 21 Aug 14

stevobath says...

Chief-Wiggum wrote:
He might not be in jail but he will never be able to shake the guilt of killing someone. Its only a matter of time before he breaks.
Yes, he feels so guilty he's already broken the law again.

He doesn't give a toss. Vile scumbag.

Thinks he's cool with his 'Stone Island' knock offs on.
[quote][p][bold]Chief-Wiggum[/bold] wrote: He might not be in jail but he will never be able to shake the guilt of killing someone. Its only a matter of time before he breaks.[/p][/quote]Yes, he feels so guilty he's already broken the law again. He doesn't give a toss. Vile scumbag. Thinks he's cool with his 'Stone Island' knock offs on. stevobath
  • Score: 1

10:00pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Peroni says...

manyogie wrote:
What is wrong with our legal system, the estate agent who glasses a man and walks free, a boy who kills a man gets a token sentance.
If its down to the costs of keeping these animals, then bring back capitol punishment,tat costs bugger all.
Well the police have seized 2 loud motorbikes in the area , major police activity !
[quote][p][bold]manyogie[/bold] wrote: What is wrong with our legal system, the estate agent who glasses a man and walks free, a boy who kills a man gets a token sentance. If its down to the costs of keeping these animals, then bring back capitol punishment,tat costs bugger all.[/p][/quote]Well the police have seized 2 loud motorbikes in the area , major police activity ! Peroni
  • Score: 1

5:38am Fri 22 Aug 14

Lord Parkstone says...

Chief-Wiggum wrote:
He might not be in jail but he will never be able to shake the guilt of killing someone. Its only a matter of time before he breaks.
I doubt it. He clearly has no conscience and has shown no remorse for what he did so I doubt very much he will feel guilty for his crime.
[quote][p][bold]Chief-Wiggum[/bold] wrote: He might not be in jail but he will never be able to shake the guilt of killing someone. Its only a matter of time before he breaks.[/p][/quote]I doubt it. He clearly has no conscience and has shown no remorse for what he did so I doubt very much he will feel guilty for his crime. Lord Parkstone
  • Score: 1
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