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Judge accuses criminal of sticking “two fingers up to society”

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] JUDGE accused a criminal of sticking “two fingers up to society” as he locked him up for breaching a suspended jail term.

Daniel James Roberts – a man with 57 previous offences to his name – was sentenced for his latest brush with the law at Carlisle Crown Court.

In December last year, Roberts had been given a chance and spared immediate prison for a cannabis supply crime committed outside of Cumbria.

But just six months later, in early June, police found him asleep inside a poorly parked van in Workington. He was intoxicated, kicked a PC – who sustained a dead leg – and was unruly and violent at a police station.

Roberts, aged 27, of Gatehead, Great Clifton, admitted charges of failing to provide a specimen, disqualified driving, having no insurance, PC assault and behaving violently on police premises.

Jailing Roberts for 15 months, Recorder Michael Murray told him: “All you have done, if I can use the colloquial, is to stick two fingers up to society.”

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