Can you believe this story? Emma Robertson was banned for 2 years and given a 12-month prison sentence suspended for 2 years in January. Here’s what she did to get that:
- drove off without paying for £20 of fuel
- tried to evade police by “speeding off”
- drove through 3 sets of red traffic lights
- rammed a police car as she was boxed in
Now, she should have been put away there and then. But she’s a woman, and no doubt had a handbag-full of mitigating circumstances that the court fell for hook, line, and sinker.
But – only six months later – Robertson, from Havant in Portsmouth, has been caught behind the wheel while banned (so she was also uninsured). She has “admitted” – that’s court-speak, because it doesn’t matter if she “admits” it or not, she’s still guilty – to the following:
- driving while disqualified
- driving without insurance
- breaching the suspended sentence handed down last time
You really would think that this would be enough to see her serve that prison sentence, wouldn’t you? But no. Our courts are so soft on chav drivers – and the female version in particular – that the hearing “was adjourned until August” and she was “released on bail”.
She should be on remand, awaiting a longer sentence on top of the original one. Chances are that she won’t see a day inside a prison – but the inside of another car from the driver’s seat is a distinct possibility. She simply doesn’t care and is taking the piss.
The best thing you can say about her is that she is a thief. It goes downhill from there.