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Faith restored in our court system
10:21am Friday 9th November 2012 in Opinion
COURTS have been criticised by many people for being too lenient when sentencing offenders.
There are a number who feel the punishment does not fit the crime.
So those that believe appropriate justice is not being meted out must be delighted by the sentences handed out at Bournemouth Crown Court to Oladapo Obadare and Daniel Smedley.
Obadare got eight years for robbery, after terrorising staff at a Poole jeweller’s. He was one of five masked raiders who attacked Forum Jewellers on the Broadway, Broadstone, in broad daylight.
Meanwhile, Smedley was jailed for five and a half years for possessing a firearm, ammo and drugs.
It’s satisfying to report that both men are going to prison for a long stretch.