Why has this man been allowed to only perform community service after stealing 288 items worth £26,00 from the Catholic Archives in Edinburgh, as blogged before?
The reason for not imposing a custodial sentence? He had already served time for similar thefts in England, so a custodial sentence would be “oppressive”.
Erm…so now a valid defence is “he did it before elsewhere, but he’s very sorry”?
Surely that’s not right?