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Say it with chocolates

A  young woman who punched a policeman was spared jail because she had bought him a box of chocolates to apologise.

Kylie Fisk, 20, lashed out as officers tried to break up a brawl she was involved in outside her home. She screamed abuse, kicked a police car and punched Sergeant Alistair Livingstone in the mouth, leaving him with five deep scratch marks.

But she was shown mercy by District Judge David Copper after he was told she bought the officer a £3.10 box of Nestle chocolates in an attempt to say sorry.

The judge, sitting at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court, told Fisk: ‘That is a very sweet gesture. I have never heard of that happening before.

‘I have to consider compensation. You bought the police officer a box of chocolates, that is nice. You just go and give him that.’

But he added: ‘You have committed a very serious offence. It must never happen again or you will go to prison.’

I can only imagine that the sentencing guidelines recommend a list of chocolates to relate to the nature of the offence.

Lets see…………….

Milk Tray for assault.

Black Magic for burglary.

What could a luxury Belgian brand get you off with ?

You’d have thought the officer was worth at least a bottle of 12 year old single malt.

I wonder what she would have got if she had assaulted a Judge or a Magistrate ?

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9 Responses

  1. This is just ridiculous, when I was growing up, even thinking of laying hands on a Policeman was beyond the pale. Even hard men and ODC’s would think twice as they knew it would mean the full penalty for the assault would be imposed, no time off for good behaviour and normally served in a Cat A prison under a harsh regime ( The prison warders still count the police as ‘one their own’.)
    Yet when even a man who executed a policeman can appeal his sentence and get it reduced.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_yorkshire/7539352.stm

    I shouldn’t be surprised, but I am.

  2. Mmmm Chocolate…..I think I may just join up!

    Those Lindt chocolates must be worth a serious assault.

  3. There used to be a comedian called david Copperfield on telly some years ago. I wondered where he had gone. Now I know.

  4. What a load of old c…….

  5. It’s better than throwing her snickers at him.

  6. She wouldn’t have got jailed anyway. At least the PC had some chocolate to eat while bemoaning the criminal “justice” system.

    As a police officer cannot be harassed, alarmed or distressed under Section 5 POA, how long until we can’t be assaulted either, because as police officers we ought to expect it as part of our jobs?

  7. I think it’s time out for confectionery topics.

  8. I think it’s time out for confectionery topics.

  9. Nestle? I’d have thrown them back at her. Give me Cadbury’s or nothing at all…

    Seriously, that’s appalling. When I was her age, it was a brave soul who even gave the police verbals, far less lifted a hand. And I’m still on the sunny side of 40. How can things have deteriorated so far in such a short time?

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