Trenton Oldfield gets 6 months for disrupting boat race.
Now many might regard Mr Oldfield as nothing more than a misguided, silly pratt but what, ladies and gentlemen, are the views on the sentence given when so many criminals in the UK walk away with just a caution?
Location: A civilised little County..with a bit of eccentricity to boot
You can't and I won't condone the protestors actions....various terms spring to mind here.....however, he does have a right to peacful protest and it would seem here that, having disrupted the activitites of Snodders, Bumpty and Blashers et al, a prison sentence was deemed relevant.
however, he does have a right to peacful protest and it would seem here that, having disrupted the activitites of Snodders, Bumpty and Blashers et al, a prison sentence was deemed relevant.
Unfortunately for him, and your premise, the second he started behaving like a demented trout with the intent of disrupting the Boat Race his "protest" ceased to be "peaceful". For that act of deliberate disruption, along with him putting himself and therefore others in a state where they may be classed as being in some sort of danger (think of who would be fishing out the corpse should he have been underwater and was KO'd by a passing oar), a prison sentence was the only realistic option.
Six months does seem a little excessive. Maybe the judge's piles were playing up or perhaps he lost a bet on the race. This fellow should appeal the sentence but whatever the case I suspect he will be free to behave like a demented trout again very soon (good one Hellsbrink).
Last edited by Cacophonix; 19th Oct 2012 at 18:28.