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24 Hours in Police Custody - Channel 4



  • Registered Users Posts: 853 ✭✭✭seamusk84

    Couldn’t believe the outcome. Those two scumbags basically got away scot free even though they had multiple priors and as soon as they were recovered enough were out stealing cars again.

    Two years for a lad who was just protecting his property and family. Sure he made a mistake, but anyone could have reacted the way he did. A decent hard working chap. None of that “no comment” nonsense from him.

    Hope those two scrots fall foul of the law again and get locked up for a long time.

  • Registered Users Posts: 465 ✭✭md23040

    Correction in that the victim electrician Adam White received a 22 month sentence. Anyway the two scrotes have since submitted a personal injury claim from the driver and insurance company for over £1million.

    Makes the blood boil and the Criminal Justice system completely broken.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,770 ✭✭✭✭fritzelly

    I just can't understand why he chased them

    Shame they didn't have worse injuries that would have put a stop to their criminal life

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,441 ✭✭✭dobman88

    Watched it tonight and called it perfectly unfortunately. Long sentence for the hard working member of society and absolutely nothing for 2 out and out rats.

    Quite similar to our own "justice" system. Ridiculous.

  • Just watched it now, sickening result, I thought those sentences only occurred here, absolutely no deterrent, it really makes you wonder why bother working, the alternative seems more lucrative, the result was more life changing for the victim imo, has to move house on top of being jailed.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,604 ✭✭✭Be right back

    Maddening, the poor dears couldn't serve time due to their injuries. If the father to be had spent time at home with his kids, rather than trying to break in houses. Pure scum. Totally unjust.

  • Registered Users Posts: 78,930 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn

    Watched it tonight, crazy outcome, I think his legal team was poor, there would be so many 'creative' reasons a defence could have played in this case, a fear of his home being attacked after the history of crime in the area, a design flaw in manouvering the super heavy SUV when he was driving it at night full of adrenaline, he may have saw a rare species of cat that he had to swerve to avoid causing him to clip the stolen bike, a question over whether the stolen bike not having lights on etc etc.

    The victim is supposed to have spent over £50k defending himself, I'd assume the scummers got free legal aid and not for the first time, along with state provided home and benefits. Poor victim and his wife destroyed for life.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,604 ✭✭✭Be right back

    I was just going to post the same. Hopefully it will help them out in the future.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,604 ✭✭✭Be right back

    It gets worse... They really are scum.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,770 ✭✭✭✭fritzelly

    Served 7 months then out on probation with tag - ridiculous, at least he didnt serve the full sentence

  • Registered Users Posts: 31,250 ✭✭✭✭gmisk

    Another top notch episode.

    That poor man and his other half, who was being burgled you can tell the stress of it all has really badly affected him he has aged something shocking. A heartbreaking decision about their future, spending their hard earned savings on a barrister and as a result 22 months in prison ffs! How could someone sit on there jury and convict him?!

    Predictable performance from the two scumbags, "no comment", "memory loss". Then they are both caught 4 weeks later...driving on false plates, no insurance. "I shouldn't even be here I've got a brain injury"..f#ck isn't a get out of jail free card you POC..but then again it was!

    Both a list of previous convictions as long as your arms...very little risk of on they go doing same things. They should both be locked up permanently I don't care about the cost, it will be worth every penny, it will likely save countless people trauma in the future, stop wasting police time, money etc.

    Suspended sentences all round that will teach them.

  • Registered Users Posts: 31,250 ✭✭✭✭gmisk

    Of course they are...absolute isn't as if they will have to pay for legal fees

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,052 ✭✭✭✭ArmaniJeanss

    A tough watch. I had a sense of doom from the start, then about half-way through I began to get optimistic, and then the hammer blow of the court outcome at the end.

    @gmisk I wouldn't necessarily blame the jury without knowing what evidence was actually presented (which may not bear much resemblance in either content or 'flow' to what we saw in the programme). And the judges summing up can be very influential as well. The judge may say 'ABC are needed for a guilty verdict, personal opinion doesn't matter just whether ABC has been met' and it becomes quite difficult for the jury to act against the judge who has asked them to decide purely based on the actual law.

    One thing I took from it, sadly, is that 'saying nuffink' remains the best policy if there is any chance you may have committed a crime. The police at one stage commended Adam for how candid and honest he'd been but ultimately this worked against him, especially his comments at the scene. It recalled for me a Ted Talk with a (USA) lawyer who outlined how there is nothing to gain and everything to lose from saying anything before you are legally represented.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,984 ✭✭✭c.p.w.g.w

    Just watched it, and the one thing I learnt, never speak to the police...NEVER... absolute disgrace, I'm actually furious watching it

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  • Registered Users Posts: 31,250 ✭✭✭✭gmisk

    The one this week was a tough watch....Kye Dell a dangerous grooming paedophile...scumbag

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,770 ✭✭✭✭fritzelly

    What a sick so and so - absolutely no sympathy for him

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 26,972 CMod ✭✭✭✭spurious

    Amazing to see the actual footage from CCTV and bodycams etc.. Fantastic series.

    Looking forward to see what the story is with little miss innocent the college undergraduate and how she got caught up in it.

    If I was a copper those 'no comment' interviews would make me sick.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,284 ✭✭✭✭BPKS

    The footage of the victim collapsing as he tried to get out the door was a tough watch. Literally watching a man take his last breath.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,081 ✭✭✭BobMc

    tough watching last night alright, I hope they all go down equally as all equally guilty, they do this in the US any one with a connection to a felony like murder goes down as much as the actual person who took the life, i've a feeling the young student will roll over and get a reduced sentence but the whats app voice notes really show their true colours

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,770 ✭✭✭✭fritzelly

    That was some episode, so many twists

  • Registered Users Posts: 39,667 ✭✭✭✭ohnonotgmail

    Really looking forward to the second episode at 9.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,284 ✭✭✭✭BPKS

    Really goos two-parter.

    Recreating the CCTV footage with the 1300 pound jacket was kinda funny.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 39,667 ✭✭✭✭ohnonotgmail

    The police did a fantastic job of find the two guys.