Man lands in Southend Airport with drugs from Amsterdam

Man lands in Southend Airport with drugs from Amsterdam

Man lands in Southend Airport with drugs from Amsterdam

First published in Echo News by

A MAN who smuggled three grams of cannabis into the UK through Southend Airport has been spared jail.

Nicky Campbell, 29, from London, was found with the class B drug at Southend Airport, after flying in from Amsterdam on an EasyJet flight.

He pleaded guilty to possessing the drug at Southend Magistrates'

Court yesterday where a charge of improper importation of goods was withdrawn by the Crown Prosecution Service.

The court heard he arrived in Southend Airport on August 10, ,and was arrested by police for non-payment of £1,500 in driving fines.

Police then found he had drugs and charged him.

Lesley Chipps, prosecuting, said: “He had been to Amsterdam, and while over there bought cannabis and didn’t want to waste it so brought it home. It was for his own personal use.”

The court heard he was due to start a job at Cash Converters in September after being made redundant from a similar job earlier this month.

The court also heard he had a three-year-old daughter and his partner was six months pregnant.

He wanted to stop using the drug.

Shazia Malik, mitigating, said: “This is an isolated incident and a silly mistake by Mr Campbell.”

He was given a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £85 costs and £15 victim surcharge.

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7:48am Fri 29 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

Is that the DJ bloke ? and what happened to his £1500 worth of driving fines ?



"He wanted to stop using the drug"

Yeah right.
Is that the DJ bloke ? and what happened to his £1500 worth of driving fines ? "He wanted to stop using the drug" Yeah right. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 17

7:57am Fri 29 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

'3 grams' 'spared jail' what a laugh, hardly howard marks is he......
'3 grams' 'spared jail' what a laugh, hardly howard marks is he...... pembury53
  • Score: 2

7:59am Fri 29 Aug 14

Howard Cháse says...

pembury53 wrote:
'3 grams' 'spared jail' what a laugh, hardly howard marks is he......
My thoughts exactly.

Not even a full 'enry.

Should have smoked it all before he got on the plane. Or swallowed it....
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: '3 grams' 'spared jail' what a laugh, hardly howard marks is he......[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. Not even a full 'enry. Should have smoked it all before he got on the plane. Or swallowed it.... Howard Cháse
  • Score: -4

8:50am Fri 29 Aug 14

Kim Gandy says...

Reading the opinions above, things become a lot clearer to me now, about the sort of opinions I regularly read on here.
Reading the opinions above, things become a lot clearer to me now, about the sort of opinions I regularly read on here. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 15

9:32am Fri 29 Aug 14

supermadmax says...

A MAN who smuggled three grams of cannabis into the UK through Southend Airport has been spared jail.

I should think so aswell. Three grams ? He most likely forgot it was in his pocket.
A MAN who smuggled three grams of cannabis into the UK through Southend Airport has been spared jail. I should think so aswell. Three grams ? He most likely forgot it was in his pocket. supermadmax
  • Score: -13

9:54am Fri 29 Aug 14

Lost_angel84 says...

£15 victim surcharge? Who was the 'victim' then? Waste of time and money sending this one to court! Who exactly did this person harm apart from himself? don't get it?
£15 victim surcharge? Who was the 'victim' then? Waste of time and money sending this one to court! Who exactly did this person harm apart from himself? don't get it? Lost_angel84
  • Score: -5

10:05am Fri 29 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

Lost_angel84 wrote:
£15 victim surcharge? Who was the 'victim' then? Waste of time and money sending this one to court! Who exactly did this person harm apart from himself? don't get it?
he don't sound the sharpest tool in the box thinking those fines will not catch up with him, then bring in some weed from a flight from amsterdam of all places, his own worst enemy by the sounds of him.
[quote][p][bold]Lost_angel84[/bold] wrote: £15 victim surcharge? Who was the 'victim' then? Waste of time and money sending this one to court! Who exactly did this person harm apart from himself? don't get it?[/p][/quote]he don't sound the sharpest tool in the box thinking those fines will not catch up with him, then bring in some weed from a flight from amsterdam of all places, his own worst enemy by the sounds of him. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 8

10:08am Fri 29 Aug 14

Lost_angel84 says...

Robin Reliant wrote:
Lost_angel84 wrote:
£15 victim surcharge? Who was the 'victim' then? Waste of time and money sending this one to court! Who exactly did this person harm apart from himself? don't get it?
he don't sound the sharpest tool in the box thinking those fines will not catch up with him, then bring in some weed from a flight from amsterdam of all places, his own worst enemy by the sounds of him.
Definitely not the sharpest! but so are the idiots that took this to court!
[quote][p][bold]Robin Reliant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lost_angel84[/bold] wrote: £15 victim surcharge? Who was the 'victim' then? Waste of time and money sending this one to court! Who exactly did this person harm apart from himself? don't get it?[/p][/quote]he don't sound the sharpest tool in the box thinking those fines will not catch up with him, then bring in some weed from a flight from amsterdam of all places, his own worst enemy by the sounds of him.[/p][/quote]Definitely not the sharpest! but so are the idiots that took this to court! Lost_angel84
  • Score: -8

11:00am Fri 29 Aug 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Reading the opinions above, things become a lot clearer to me now, about the sort of opinions I regularly read on here.
"I regularly read on here."

Excluding the ones you 'skip over' that ask the questions you avoid like a good wash..

ie ..What is a non-political councillor (which you were purportedly once were)

And did you take part in a apartheid action which effected little children

Why have you never answered those oft asked questions?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Reading the opinions above, things become a lot clearer to me now, about the sort of opinions I regularly read on here.[/p][/quote]"I regularly read on here." Excluding the ones you 'skip over' that ask the questions you avoid like a good wash.. ie ..What is a non-political councillor (which you were purportedly once were) And did you take part in a apartheid action which effected little children Why have you never answered those oft asked questions? ThisYear
  • Score: -5

11:34am Fri 29 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

Lost_angel84 wrote:
Robin Reliant wrote:
Lost_angel84 wrote:
£15 victim surcharge? Who was the 'victim' then? Waste of time and money sending this one to court! Who exactly did this person harm apart from himself? don't get it?
he don't sound the sharpest tool in the box thinking those fines will not catch up with him, then bring in some weed from a flight from amsterdam of all places, his own worst enemy by the sounds of him.
Definitely not the sharpest! but so are the idiots that took this to court!
Come on you make it sound like everyone should be free and easy to carry drugs via ports as they please ok its a small amount but its still wrong isn't it, or do you think its right and customs should have turned a blind eye?
[quote][p][bold]Lost_angel84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robin Reliant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lost_angel84[/bold] wrote: £15 victim surcharge? Who was the 'victim' then? Waste of time and money sending this one to court! Who exactly did this person harm apart from himself? don't get it?[/p][/quote]he don't sound the sharpest tool in the box thinking those fines will not catch up with him, then bring in some weed from a flight from amsterdam of all places, his own worst enemy by the sounds of him.[/p][/quote]Definitely not the sharpest! but so are the idiots that took this to court![/p][/quote]Come on you make it sound like everyone should be free and easy to carry drugs via ports as they please ok its a small amount but its still wrong isn't it, or do you think its right and customs should have turned a blind eye? Robin Reliant
  • Score: 15

12:38pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Drchronic says...

Meanwhile 3 shops down Southchurch Road where burgled. The traders are still waiting to hear from the police a week later.

Maybe if the police did not spend their time combating petty crime people would have more faith in them.
Meanwhile 3 shops down Southchurch Road where burgled. The traders are still waiting to hear from the police a week later. Maybe if the police did not spend their time combating petty crime people would have more faith in them. Drchronic
  • Score: 4

3:13pm Fri 29 Aug 14

shoess3 says...

Read the story! He wasn't stopped for drugs he was stopped for non-payment of driving fines, and obviously checks and searches resulted in a separate crime being discovered; hardly amounts to Police wasting time. I can't believe the insouciant attitude to crime by some of the posters on here.
Read the story! He wasn't stopped for drugs he was stopped for non-payment of driving fines, and obviously checks and searches resulted in a separate crime being discovered; hardly amounts to Police wasting time. I can't believe the insouciant attitude to crime by some of the posters on here. shoess3
  • Score: 24

3:28pm Fri 29 Aug 14

thecoat says...

Anyone got any veras?
Anyone got any veras? thecoat
  • Score: -6

3:38pm Fri 29 Aug 14

thecoat says...

Lets be honest, plod got lucky with this one. They planned to nick him for the driving fines yet he just happened to have a bit of personal on him. He wouldn’t do time for 3g of that, so the headline and journalism on this article is all very wrong
Lets be honest, plod got lucky with this one. They planned to nick him for the driving fines yet he just happened to have a bit of personal on him. He wouldn’t do time for 3g of that, so the headline and journalism on this article is all very wrong thecoat
  • Score: -8

4:00pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Lost_angel84 says...

Robin Reliant wrote:
Lost_angel84 wrote:
Robin Reliant wrote:
Lost_angel84 wrote:
£15 victim surcharge? Who was the 'victim' then? Waste of time and money sending this one to court! Who exactly did this person harm apart from himself? don't get it?
he don't sound the sharpest tool in the box thinking those fines will not catch up with him, then bring in some weed from a flight from amsterdam of all places, his own worst enemy by the sounds of him.
Definitely not the sharpest! but so are the idiots that took this to court!
Come on you make it sound like everyone should be free and easy to carry drugs via ports as they please ok its a small amount but its still wrong isn't it, or do you think its right and customs should have turned a blind eye?
I'm wasn't making it sound like he should get away with it at all i was just stating that he shouldn't have had to go to court and once at court he was made to pay a £15 victim surcharge! I am trying to establish who the 'victim' actually was here? And was it really worthy of an expensive court hearing paid for by taxpayers? I guess they're the true 'victims' in all this!
[quote][p][bold]Robin Reliant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lost_angel84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robin Reliant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lost_angel84[/bold] wrote: £15 victim surcharge? Who was the 'victim' then? Waste of time and money sending this one to court! Who exactly did this person harm apart from himself? don't get it?[/p][/quote]he don't sound the sharpest tool in the box thinking those fines will not catch up with him, then bring in some weed from a flight from amsterdam of all places, his own worst enemy by the sounds of him.[/p][/quote]Definitely not the sharpest! but so are the idiots that took this to court![/p][/quote]Come on you make it sound like everyone should be free and easy to carry drugs via ports as they please ok its a small amount but its still wrong isn't it, or do you think its right and customs should have turned a blind eye?[/p][/quote]I'm wasn't making it sound like he should get away with it at all i was just stating that he shouldn't have had to go to court and once at court he was made to pay a £15 victim surcharge! I am trying to establish who the 'victim' actually was here? And was it really worthy of an expensive court hearing paid for by taxpayers? I guess they're the true 'victims' in all this! Lost_angel84
  • Score: -8

4:10pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Lost_angel84 says...

And I think most of you would be annoyed if you had been burgled or assaulted at the same time of this so called 'crime' and the police were too busy dealing with this idiot and his sweet wrapper sized weed stash to assist you!
And I think most of you would be annoyed if you had been burgled or assaulted at the same time of this so called 'crime' and the police were too busy dealing with this idiot and his sweet wrapper sized weed stash to assist you! Lost_angel84
  • Score: 0

4:33pm Fri 29 Aug 14

pendulum says...

Spared jail for 3 grams of cannabis? I should bloody well hope so! That's a roadside warning if he got caught with it on his person, the fact he (stupidly) brought it back with him from Amsterdam (where he bought it legally) doesn't up the crime to a potential jail sentence!
Spared jail for 3 grams of cannabis? I should bloody well hope so! That's a roadside warning if he got caught with it on his person, the fact he (stupidly) brought it back with him from Amsterdam (where he bought it legally) doesn't up the crime to a potential jail sentence! pendulum
  • Score: -3

4:35pm Fri 29 Aug 14

pendulum says...

In other news, a motorist escaped the death sentence for driving at 35mph in a 30mph zone.
In other news, a motorist escaped the death sentence for driving at 35mph in a 30mph zone. pendulum
  • Score: 1

4:46pm Fri 29 Aug 14

BarryTanner says...

People can mock, but I know that I'll be sleeping that little bit easier tonight.
People can mock, but I know that I'll be sleeping that little bit easier tonight. BarryTanner
  • Score: 5

5:27pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

Lost_angel84 wrote:
And I think most of you would be annoyed if you had been burgled or assaulted at the same time of this so called 'crime' and the police were too busy dealing with this idiot and his sweet wrapper sized weed stash to assist you!
i bet you are one of these people when ever you get stopped by the cops you are the first to say.."Why don't you go and catch burglars or rapists instead of stopping me for having a brake light out".

you seem to have forgotten he got stopped for non payment of motoring fines to the tune of £1500, now we don't know what they were for but how about speeding, he could have been doing 50 in a 30 and knocked you off your bike, or he could have failed to stop after hitting your car,having no insurance, jumping a red light when you had right of way or been racing up and down your road putting you in danger, or is that all petty too.
[quote][p][bold]Lost_angel84[/bold] wrote: And I think most of you would be annoyed if you had been burgled or assaulted at the same time of this so called 'crime' and the police were too busy dealing with this idiot and his sweet wrapper sized weed stash to assist you![/p][/quote]i bet you are one of these people when ever you get stopped by the cops you are the first to say.."Why don't you go and catch burglars or rapists instead of stopping me for having a brake light out". you seem to have forgotten he got stopped for non payment of motoring fines to the tune of £1500, now we don't know what they were for but how about speeding, he could have been doing 50 in a 30 and knocked you off your bike, or he could have failed to stop after hitting your car,having no insurance, jumping a red light when you had right of way or been racing up and down your road putting you in danger, or is that all petty too. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 15

5:42pm Fri 29 Aug 14

danger2013 says...

Why does the headline say he was spared prison? There was never any chance of going to prison for this offence anyway.

The echo may as well say this for every story on someone getting sentenced at court from now on.
Why does the headline say he was spared prison? There was never any chance of going to prison for this offence anyway. The echo may as well say this for every story on someone getting sentenced at court from now on. danger2013
  • Score: -8

6:06pm Fri 29 Aug 14

bellend1 says...

That's my weekend fun up the swany swanee.
That's my weekend fun up the swany swanee. bellend1
  • Score: -7

6:20pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Howard Cháse says...

Echo reader spared prison for reading The Echo...
Echo reader spared prison for reading The Echo... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 3

7:46pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Lost_angel84 says...

Robin Reliant wrote:
Lost_angel84 wrote:
And I think most of you would be annoyed if you had been burgled or assaulted at the same time of this so called 'crime' and the police were too busy dealing with this idiot and his sweet wrapper sized weed stash to assist you!
i bet you are one of these people when ever you get stopped by the cops you are the first to say.."Why don't you go and catch burglars or rapists instead of stopping me for having a brake light out".

you seem to have forgotten he got stopped for non payment of motoring fines to the tune of £1500, now we don't know what they were for but how about speeding, he could have been doing 50 in a 30 and knocked you off your bike, or he could have failed to stop after hitting your car,having no insurance, jumping a red light when you had right of way or been racing up and down your road putting you in danger, or is that all petty too.
You're post is not relevant to me as I haven't ever had the pleasure of being stopped by the police I like to stay on the right side of the law! Yes I understand he was stopped for non payment of fines but that isn't what he was taken to court for was it? If he had been that would be a different story and he should he punished for that! What he got taken to court for was carrying a bit of weed and was made to pay a 'victim' surcharge! If you can be so clever to come up with a comment like you did then perhaps you can tell me who the 'victim' actually is?
[quote][p][bold]Robin Reliant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lost_angel84[/bold] wrote: And I think most of you would be annoyed if you had been burgled or assaulted at the same time of this so called 'crime' and the police were too busy dealing with this idiot and his sweet wrapper sized weed stash to assist you![/p][/quote]i bet you are one of these people when ever you get stopped by the cops you are the first to say.."Why don't you go and catch burglars or rapists instead of stopping me for having a brake light out". you seem to have forgotten he got stopped for non payment of motoring fines to the tune of £1500, now we don't know what they were for but how about speeding, he could have been doing 50 in a 30 and knocked you off your bike, or he could have failed to stop after hitting your car,having no insurance, jumping a red light when you had right of way or been racing up and down your road putting you in danger, or is that all petty too.[/p][/quote]You're post is not relevant to me as I haven't ever had the pleasure of being stopped by the police I like to stay on the right side of the law! Yes I understand he was stopped for non payment of fines but that isn't what he was taken to court for was it? If he had been that would be a different story and he should he punished for that! What he got taken to court for was carrying a bit of weed and was made to pay a 'victim' surcharge! If you can be so clever to come up with a comment like you did then perhaps you can tell me who the 'victim' actually is? Lost_angel84
  • Score: -6

8:31pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

Lost_angel84 wrote:
Robin Reliant wrote:
Lost_angel84 wrote:
And I think most of you would be annoyed if you had been burgled or assaulted at the same time of this so called 'crime' and the police were too busy dealing with this idiot and his sweet wrapper sized weed stash to assist you!
i bet you are one of these people when ever you get stopped by the cops you are the first to say.."Why don't you go and catch burglars or rapists instead of stopping me for having a brake light out".

you seem to have forgotten he got stopped for non payment of motoring fines to the tune of £1500, now we don't know what they were for but how about speeding, he could have been doing 50 in a 30 and knocked you off your bike, or he could have failed to stop after hitting your car,having no insurance, jumping a red light when you had right of way or been racing up and down your road putting you in danger, or is that all petty too.
You're post is not relevant to me as I haven't ever had the pleasure of being stopped by the police I like to stay on the right side of the law! Yes I understand he was stopped for non payment of fines but that isn't what he was taken to court for was it? If he had been that would be a different story and he should he punished for that! What he got taken to court for was carrying a bit of weed and was made to pay a 'victim' surcharge! If you can be so clever to come up with a comment like you did then perhaps you can tell me who the 'victim' actually is?
Its a crime to bring in illegal substances no matter how small, try it in middle east countrys see if you get to pay a measly £15 charge and £85 fine
So you stay on the right side of the law, thats great, which makes things worse as for someone that stays on the right side should understand even more that bringing in illegal substances is just wrong, we all know the rules don't we, besides its a mere slap on the wrist only cost him £100 and a 6mth conditional discharge.
Job done, or do you think thats too harsh?


and yes i can tell you who the victim is...
just for your info, if you are ever a victim of crime this surcharge you seem to be shouting about is used to fund victim services through the victim & witness general fund , SO you or friends/family are the possible victims and might benefit from the many £15 surcharges for each conditional discharge.
Hope that helps.
[quote][p][bold]Lost_angel84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robin Reliant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lost_angel84[/bold] wrote: And I think most of you would be annoyed if you had been burgled or assaulted at the same time of this so called 'crime' and the police were too busy dealing with this idiot and his sweet wrapper sized weed stash to assist you![/p][/quote]i bet you are one of these people when ever you get stopped by the cops you are the first to say.."Why don't you go and catch burglars or rapists instead of stopping me for having a brake light out". you seem to have forgotten he got stopped for non payment of motoring fines to the tune of £1500, now we don't know what they were for but how about speeding, he could have been doing 50 in a 30 and knocked you off your bike, or he could have failed to stop after hitting your car,having no insurance, jumping a red light when you had right of way or been racing up and down your road putting you in danger, or is that all petty too.[/p][/quote]You're post is not relevant to me as I haven't ever had the pleasure of being stopped by the police I like to stay on the right side of the law! Yes I understand he was stopped for non payment of fines but that isn't what he was taken to court for was it? If he had been that would be a different story and he should he punished for that! What he got taken to court for was carrying a bit of weed and was made to pay a 'victim' surcharge! If you can be so clever to come up with a comment like you did then perhaps you can tell me who the 'victim' actually is?[/p][/quote]Its a crime to bring in illegal substances no matter how small, try it in middle east countrys see if you get to pay a measly £15 charge and £85 fine So you stay on the right side of the law, thats great, which makes things worse as for someone that stays on the right side should understand even more that bringing in illegal substances is just wrong, we all know the rules don't we, besides its a mere slap on the wrist only cost him £100 and a 6mth conditional discharge. Job done, or do you think thats too harsh? and yes i can tell you who the victim is... just for your info, if you are ever a victim of crime this surcharge you seem to be shouting about is used to fund victim services through the victim & witness general fund , SO you or friends/family are the possible victims and might benefit from the many £15 surcharges for each conditional discharge. Hope that helps. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 15

10:10pm Fri 29 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Reading the opinions above, things become a lot clearer to me now, about the sort of opinions I regularly read on here.
Tu lips from Amsterdam
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Reading the opinions above, things become a lot clearer to me now, about the sort of opinions I regularly read on here.[/p][/quote]Tu lips from Amsterdam sesibollox
  • Score: 2

11:06pm Fri 29 Aug 14

steady_bloke says...

I'm not condoning drug taking or owt, but I know what 3 grams of weed/hash looks like.
It's obviously for his own personal use, he would have maybe got 2 joints out if it.
Nick him yeah, and a fine on the spot - but going to court? Seems like a waste of resources which would be better spent catching and prosecuting the real peddlers of the dreaded weed.
I'm not condoning drug taking or owt, but I know what 3 grams of weed/hash looks like. It's obviously for his own personal use, he would have maybe got 2 joints out if it. Nick him yeah, and a fine on the spot - but going to court? Seems like a waste of resources which would be better spent catching and prosecuting the real peddlers of the dreaded weed. steady_bloke
  • Score: -5

7:34am Sat 30 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

steady_bloke wrote:
I'm not condoning drug taking or owt, but I know what 3 grams of weed/hash looks like.
It's obviously for his own personal use, he would have maybe got 2 joints out if it.
Nick him yeah, and a fine on the spot - but going to court? Seems like a waste of resources which would be better spent catching and prosecuting the real peddlers of the dreaded weed.
Without the ones smoking a 'joint or 2' the 'real peddlers' wouldn't exist would they.
[quote][p][bold]steady_bloke[/bold] wrote: I'm not condoning drug taking or owt, but I know what 3 grams of weed/hash looks like. It's obviously for his own personal use, he would have maybe got 2 joints out if it. Nick him yeah, and a fine on the spot - but going to court? Seems like a waste of resources which would be better spent catching and prosecuting the real peddlers of the dreaded weed.[/p][/quote]Without the ones smoking a 'joint or 2' the 'real peddlers' wouldn't exist would they. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 3

9:03am Sat 30 Aug 14

Lost_angel84 says...

Robin Reliant wrote:
Lost_angel84 wrote:
Robin Reliant wrote:
Lost_angel84 wrote:
And I think most of you would be annoyed if you had been burgled or assaulted at the same time of this so called 'crime' and the police were too busy dealing with this idiot and his sweet wrapper sized weed stash to assist you!
i bet you are one of these people when ever you get stopped by the cops you are the first to say.."Why don't you go and catch burglars or rapists instead of stopping me for having a brake light out".

you seem to have forgotten he got stopped for non payment of motoring fines to the tune of £1500, now we don't know what they were for but how about speeding, he could have been doing 50 in a 30 and knocked you off your bike, or he could have failed to stop after hitting your car,having no insurance, jumping a red light when you had right of way or been racing up and down your road putting you in danger, or is that all petty too.
You're post is not relevant to me as I haven't ever had the pleasure of being stopped by the police I like to stay on the right side of the law! Yes I understand he was stopped for non payment of fines but that isn't what he was taken to court for was it? If he had been that would be a different story and he should he punished for that! What he got taken to court for was carrying a bit of weed and was made to pay a 'victim' surcharge! If you can be so clever to come up with a comment like you did then perhaps you can tell me who the 'victim' actually is?
Its a crime to bring in illegal substances no matter how small, try it in middle east countrys see if you get to pay a measly £15 charge and £85 fine
So you stay on the right side of the law, thats great, which makes things worse as for someone that stays on the right side should understand even more that bringing in illegal substances is just wrong, we all know the rules don't we, besides its a mere slap on the wrist only cost him £100 and a 6mth conditional discharge.
Job done, or do you think thats too harsh?


and yes i can tell you who the victim is...
just for your info, if you are ever a victim of crime this surcharge you seem to be shouting about is used to fund victim services through the victim & witness general fund , SO you or friends/family are the possible victims and might benefit from the many £15 surcharges for each conditional discharge.
Hope that helps.
Ok I get your point about the victim surcharge now and I have been victim of crime, having had a £14k car stolen off the driveway and having to lose money on it and bit he able to buy a like for like model! I did not benefit from anything of this so called surcharge as the thieves were not found! My ither point is though that it woyndve been taxpayers money used to take this idiot to court which far outways any surcharge he was made to pay! So that doesn't make sense now does it?
[quote][p][bold]Robin Reliant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lost_angel84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robin Reliant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lost_angel84[/bold] wrote: And I think most of you would be annoyed if you had been burgled or assaulted at the same time of this so called 'crime' and the police were too busy dealing with this idiot and his sweet wrapper sized weed stash to assist you![/p][/quote]i bet you are one of these people when ever you get stopped by the cops you are the first to say.."Why don't you go and catch burglars or rapists instead of stopping me for having a brake light out". you seem to have forgotten he got stopped for non payment of motoring fines to the tune of £1500, now we don't know what they were for but how about speeding, he could have been doing 50 in a 30 and knocked you off your bike, or he could have failed to stop after hitting your car,having no insurance, jumping a red light when you had right of way or been racing up and down your road putting you in danger, or is that all petty too.[/p][/quote]You're post is not relevant to me as I haven't ever had the pleasure of being stopped by the police I like to stay on the right side of the law! Yes I understand he was stopped for non payment of fines but that isn't what he was taken to court for was it? If he had been that would be a different story and he should he punished for that! What he got taken to court for was carrying a bit of weed and was made to pay a 'victim' surcharge! If you can be so clever to come up with a comment like you did then perhaps you can tell me who the 'victim' actually is?[/p][/quote]Its a crime to bring in illegal substances no matter how small, try it in middle east countrys see if you get to pay a measly £15 charge and £85 fine So you stay on the right side of the law, thats great, which makes things worse as for someone that stays on the right side should understand even more that bringing in illegal substances is just wrong, we all know the rules don't we, besides its a mere slap on the wrist only cost him £100 and a 6mth conditional discharge. Job done, or do you think thats too harsh? and yes i can tell you who the victim is... just for your info, if you are ever a victim of crime this surcharge you seem to be shouting about is used to fund victim services through the victim & witness general fund , SO you or friends/family are the possible victims and might benefit from the many £15 surcharges for each conditional discharge. Hope that helps.[/p][/quote]Ok I get your point about the victim surcharge now and I have been victim of crime, having had a £14k car stolen off the driveway and having to lose money on it and bit he able to buy a like for like model! I did not benefit from anything of this so called surcharge as the thieves were not found! My ither point is though that it woyndve been taxpayers money used to take this idiot to court which far outways any surcharge he was made to pay! So that doesn't make sense now does it? Lost_angel84
  • Score: -5

10:11am Sat 30 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

Lost_angel84 wrote:
Robin Reliant wrote:
Lost_angel84 wrote:
Robin Reliant wrote:
Lost_angel84 wrote:
And I think most of you would be annoyed if you had been burgled or assaulted at the same time of this so called 'crime' and the police were too busy dealing with this idiot and his sweet wrapper sized weed stash to assist you!
i bet you are one of these people when ever you get stopped by the cops you are the first to say.."Why don't you go and catch burglars or rapists instead of stopping me for having a brake light out".

you seem to have forgotten he got stopped for non payment of motoring fines to the tune of £1500, now we don't know what they were for but how about speeding, he could have been doing 50 in a 30 and knocked you off your bike, or he could have failed to stop after hitting your car,having no insurance, jumping a red light when you had right of way or been racing up and down your road putting you in danger, or is that all petty too.
You're post is not relevant to me as I haven't ever had the pleasure of being stopped by the police I like to stay on the right side of the law! Yes I understand he was stopped for non payment of fines but that isn't what he was taken to court for was it? If he had been that would be a different story and he should he punished for that! What he got taken to court for was carrying a bit of weed and was made to pay a 'victim' surcharge! If you can be so clever to come up with a comment like you did then perhaps you can tell me who the 'victim' actually is?
Its a crime to bring in illegal substances no matter how small, try it in middle east countrys see if you get to pay a measly £15 charge and £85 fine
So you stay on the right side of the law, thats great, which makes things worse as for someone that stays on the right side should understand even more that bringing in illegal substances is just wrong, we all know the rules don't we, besides its a mere slap on the wrist only cost him £100 and a 6mth conditional discharge.
Job done, or do you think thats too harsh?


and yes i can tell you who the victim is...
just for your info, if you are ever a victim of crime this surcharge you seem to be shouting about is used to fund victim services through the victim & witness general fund , SO you or friends/family are the possible victims and might benefit from the many £15 surcharges for each conditional discharge.
Hope that helps.
Ok I get your point about the victim surcharge now and I have been victim of crime, having had a £14k car stolen off the driveway and having to lose money on it and bit he able to buy a like for like model! I did not benefit from anything of this so called surcharge as the thieves were not found! My ither point is though that it woyndve been taxpayers money used to take this idiot to court which far outways any surcharge he was made to pay! So that doesn't make sense now does it?
Your point was WHO is the victim to have a victim surcharge of £15 you said you didn't get it (see your first comment),then you said if i can be so clever can you answer and i answered that.
as for a waste of time at court and tax payers money well that happens on a daily basis with many things but a crime is a crime and it was dealt with, so yes the outcome makes sense.
[quote][p][bold]Lost_angel84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robin Reliant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lost_angel84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robin Reliant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lost_angel84[/bold] wrote: And I think most of you would be annoyed if you had been burgled or assaulted at the same time of this so called 'crime' and the police were too busy dealing with this idiot and his sweet wrapper sized weed stash to assist you![/p][/quote]i bet you are one of these people when ever you get stopped by the cops you are the first to say.."Why don't you go and catch burglars or rapists instead of stopping me for having a brake light out". you seem to have forgotten he got stopped for non payment of motoring fines to the tune of £1500, now we don't know what they were for but how about speeding, he could have been doing 50 in a 30 and knocked you off your bike, or he could have failed to stop after hitting your car,having no insurance, jumping a red light when you had right of way or been racing up and down your road putting you in danger, or is that all petty too.[/p][/quote]You're post is not relevant to me as I haven't ever had the pleasure of being stopped by the police I like to stay on the right side of the law! Yes I understand he was stopped for non payment of fines but that isn't what he was taken to court for was it? If he had been that would be a different story and he should he punished for that! What he got taken to court for was carrying a bit of weed and was made to pay a 'victim' surcharge! If you can be so clever to come up with a comment like you did then perhaps you can tell me who the 'victim' actually is?[/p][/quote]Its a crime to bring in illegal substances no matter how small, try it in middle east countrys see if you get to pay a measly £15 charge and £85 fine So you stay on the right side of the law, thats great, which makes things worse as for someone that stays on the right side should understand even more that bringing in illegal substances is just wrong, we all know the rules don't we, besides its a mere slap on the wrist only cost him £100 and a 6mth conditional discharge. Job done, or do you think thats too harsh? and yes i can tell you who the victim is... just for your info, if you are ever a victim of crime this surcharge you seem to be shouting about is used to fund victim services through the victim & witness general fund , SO you or friends/family are the possible victims and might benefit from the many £15 surcharges for each conditional discharge. Hope that helps.[/p][/quote]Ok I get your point about the victim surcharge now and I have been victim of crime, having had a £14k car stolen off the driveway and having to lose money on it and bit he able to buy a like for like model! I did not benefit from anything of this so called surcharge as the thieves were not found! My ither point is though that it woyndve been taxpayers money used to take this idiot to court which far outways any surcharge he was made to pay! So that doesn't make sense now does it?[/p][/quote]Your point was WHO is the victim to have a victim surcharge of £15 you said you didn't get it (see your first comment),then you said if i can be so clever can you answer and i answered that. as for a waste of time at court and tax payers money well that happens on a daily basis with many things but a crime is a crime and it was dealt with, so yes the outcome makes sense. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 6

11:32am Sat 30 Aug 14

RobertFS says...

surely the important question is:
has he paid the £1500 in driving fines and not the paltry fine and victim surcharge for the small amount of drugs?
surely the important question is: has he paid the £1500 in driving fines and not the paltry fine and victim surcharge for the small amount of drugs? RobertFS
  • Score: 1

11:32am Sat 30 Aug 14

RichardAC says...

BarryTanner wrote:
People can mock, but I know that I'll be sleeping that little bit easier tonight.
Barry you brought a smile to my face. Good on yer
[quote][p][bold]BarryTanner[/bold] wrote: People can mock, but I know that I'll be sleeping that little bit easier tonight.[/p][/quote]Barry you brought a smile to my face. Good on yer RichardAC
  • Score: 6

6:42pm Sat 30 Aug 14

chapchap87 says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
Echo reader spared prison for reading The Echo...
Echo editor spared prison for being illiterate!!!
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: Echo reader spared prison for reading The Echo...[/p][/quote]Echo editor spared prison for being illiterate!!! chapchap87
  • Score: -1

7:42pm Sat 30 Aug 14

ThisYear says...

RobertFS wrote:
surely the important question is:
has he paid the £1500 in driving fines and not the paltry fine and victim surcharge for the small amount of drugs?
"surely the important question is:"

Important to whom?
[quote][p][bold]RobertFS[/bold] wrote: surely the important question is: has he paid the £1500 in driving fines and not the paltry fine and victim surcharge for the small amount of drugs?[/p][/quote]"surely the important question is:" Important to whom? ThisYear
  • Score: -1

8:38pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Sensible Man says...

ThisYear wrote:
RobertFS wrote:
surely the important question is:
has he paid the £1500 in driving fines and not the paltry fine and victim surcharge for the small amount of drugs?
"surely the important question is:"

Important to whom?
Good Grief!!! -

Important to the law-abiding majority who play by the book. Give me strength!!!!
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RobertFS[/bold] wrote: surely the important question is: has he paid the £1500 in driving fines and not the paltry fine and victim surcharge for the small amount of drugs?[/p][/quote]"surely the important question is:" Important to whom?[/p][/quote]Good Grief!!! - Important to the law-abiding majority who play by the book. Give me strength!!!! Sensible Man
  • Score: 8

11:13am Sun 31 Aug 14

DepartmentOfMinistries says...

BarryTanner wrote:
People can mock, but I know that I'll be sleeping that little bit easier tonight.
By perchance, would you be the officer dealing with the acquired evidence on this terrifying organised crime story?
[quote][p][bold]BarryTanner[/bold] wrote: People can mock, but I know that I'll be sleeping that little bit easier tonight.[/p][/quote]By perchance, would you be the officer dealing with the acquired evidence on this terrifying organised crime story? DepartmentOfMinistries
  • Score: -8

2:57pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Leighdweller says...

I'm amazed that the "let's burn Southend Airport to the ground" brigade haven't been on yet and said this was yet another reason why Southend Airport should be flattened and tarmaced over or closed and left to rot...

This is nothing more than a sensationalist article. Why isn't the headline "man arrested for failure to pay speeding fines"?

Just wondering.
I'm amazed that the "let's burn Southend Airport to the ground" brigade haven't been on yet and said this was yet another reason why Southend Airport should be flattened and tarmaced over or closed and left to rot... This is nothing more than a sensationalist article. Why isn't the headline "man arrested for failure to pay speeding fines"? Just wondering. Leighdweller
  • Score: 1
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