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Should dine and dashers be jailed?

A married couple has been accruing unpaid bills of over £1000 from restaurants! But is imprisonment an appropriate punishment for skipping out on the check?

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SamGoodship
a week ago
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EmmaWright762

Look on the bright side, at least they will get three meals a day and free accommodation. I think the judge probably made an example of them as this is becoming a bit of a trend. As they say, no such thing as a free lunch. Image

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jam45

EmmaWright762 I fail to understand why they were even convicted in the first place. A pointless example of a judge bowing to social media publicity. A community service would of being a better punishment.

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EmmaWright762

jam45 I think it may be because the government can not collect tax on money that is not paid to the restaurant.

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PhilipMarc

Yes, and pretty sure in other countries there were customers who tried that and got the crap beaten out of them.

It's a business, not a charity.

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rrk3001

Dig a hole put them in there and put a grill on top - bread and water only. they can live in their own slop

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Lynibis

rrk3001 sounds like a medieval oubliette.

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Mango4

Not sure a custodial sentence was in order here , losses were around £1000 apparently, but how much tax payers money to keep these people in jail will be spent, considerably more than £1000

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TheChimp

Fancy using your kids to rob restaurants.

Yes, good enough for them. Enjoy prison food for a while

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Mango4

TheChimp More food they don't have to pay for , bet they're chuffed.

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jms19

I think it definitely is an appropriate punishment for the crime, they stole over £1000 from the people who own those restaurants so why shouldn't they go to jail like any other thief would.

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jam45

jms19 Most thieves only get a suspended prison sentence or community service. Prison is not the answer to a non-violent "crime".

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jms19

jam45 well they should get the same as anyone else would is my point. I don’t know if prison is the answer or not

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BonzoBanana

They should have had financial assets seized, perhaps a big fine of £20k and if they can't pay it then the value is removed from the value of their property i.e. a forced sale or perhaps from their pension pot or even state pension. Financial crimes would be much better punished with a larger financial punishment. However they should also have a much greater punishment or fine if they repeat offend.

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jam45

BonzoBanana Impossible suggestion. Punished for stealing food???

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BonzoBanana

jam45 Yes of course punished for stealing food, punished for any theft basically and this wasn't a loaf of bread and box of eggs it was expensive restaurant meals. I'm sure if someone came into their home and started removing their belongings because they wanted them they would object to it and feel it was unfair.

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Pjran

Make them do community service, at least they’ll be forced into giving back something without the huge cost to taxpayers while in jail.

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telmel

They should have been made to wash dishes in each restaurant they stole from for at least a year , better than sending them to butlins prison camp and still getting fed for free 😀

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TheChimp

telmel Holiday camp? You obviously haven't been in jail.

It really annoys me when people think that nick is just a small inconvenience and that people just play Playstation and watch Sky TV all day.

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telmel

TheChimp Thank goodness i haven't TC , but i still think washing the dishes for a year would be a more apt punishment , kitchen scrubs instead of wormwood scrubs 😉

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jam45

telmel I like your suggestion of them washing dishes but not for a year.

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jam45

TheChimp Sorry to disappoint you regarding a cushy life in prison. Most prisoners are returnees. Most of them love prison so much that's why they keep on committing crimes and don't learn the first time they appear in court and get sent down.

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TheChimp

jam45 Do you have any personal experience about jail? It seems like you're the big I AM, so tell me how you found it

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jam45

TheChimp Blimey Thechimp. I have never been photographed, fingerprinted, etc by the police. I am basing my opinion on TV documentaries about prisons and prisoners. Tut tut

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TheChimp

jam45 TV documentaries?

You don't know anything about jail, so why comment about it?

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telmel

jam45 Two years then 😀

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jam45

TheChimp Like I said before watching TV documentaries about them is enough for me to pass my own personal opinion about prisons and convicts.

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jam45

telmel No. Three months maximum of dish washing as far as I am concerned. This is equivalent to doing community service dished out by the courts. According to the newspapers and local TV news reports.

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telmel

jam45 Dished out, was that an intentional pun J , if so very good ?

Ok , two years , but they can use the auto dishwasher 😀

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TheChimp

jam45 No personal experience then?

I could comment about anything that I want to and just have an opinion.

If you haven't been there, think about what you're saying beforehand

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jam45

telmel hahaha

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jam45

TheChimp Blimey!

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jamesrobertkerr

Depends on the skin colour like every crime. Whites go to jail, non-whites don't.

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Lynibis

jamesrobertkerrthey look very well fed. Maybe jail will slim them down.

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jamesrobertkerr

Lynibis Which is why this subject is even being brought up in the first place. You have no foresight or pattern recognition. Stop commenting on things you aren't qualified to.

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Lynibis

jamesrobertkerr I hope you're not as rude as this offline.

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TheChimp
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telmel

Lynibis He definitely ate all the pies L , for free 😉

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BonzoBanana

jamesrobertkerr There are plenty of ethnic miniorities in Jail. However some ethnic miniorities don't really commit much crime like the Chinese or Indians and are below the national average for crime and other ethnic minorities are above the average. I totally agree that in some areas the police seem to have a far too careful approach to crime commited by ethnic minorities especially child grooming etc by gangs.

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Lynibis

The link doesn't work.

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telmel

Lynibis Heres the you tube video L

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Lynibis

telmel thanks Tel.

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telmel

Lynibis pleasure L

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MichaelIsaacs

No sent to Rwanda.

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jam45

MichaelIsaacs What??? what are you talking about?

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Jinky67

Yes. Yes it is.

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jam45

Jinky67 What??? what are you talking about?

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SamGoodship
LD Team

Thanks for all of your responses!

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Fitchet

absobloodylutely and dont feed the animals whilst they are inside

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