Bloke given jail sentence of just 50 minutes by British judge for drink and drugs rampage


Shane Jenkins

PLEA: Shane Jenkins pleaded guilty to the offences and wrote apology letters (Pic: SWNS)

Shane Jenkins, 23, was sent to custody for under an hour and told to use the time to write letters of apology.

Jenkins had smashed his ex’s window with a broom and fled from police.

He pleaded guilty to damaging property, assaulting the two officers and escaping custody during the incident on May 30 this year.

Kenneth Bell, prosecuting, said after arguing with his former partner, Jenkins left her home in Portishead, Somerset, and threatened to “brick the window”.

Bristol Crown Court

SENT DOWN: Jenkins was sentenced to 50 minutes (Pic: GOOGLE)

“You will not be a drug-hazed layabout”

Judge Julian Lambert

He later returned and smashed the window with a broom, Bristol Crown Court heard.

Police were called on him at 3.30am but he shrugged off the officers and managed to flee.

Judge Julian Lambert sent Jenkins into custody for 50 minutes.

In the cell, Jenkins was given a pen and paper and wrote two letters, which the judge made him read out on his return to court.

In a letter to his former partner, he said: “I’m sorry for breaking your window.

Shane Jenkins

APOLOGY: Shane Jenkins said he ‘wasn’t thinking straight’ (Pic: SWNS)

“It was a stupid decision I made, I wasn’t thinking straight.

“I hope you can forgive me.”

In a letter to the officers, he said: “I’m truly sorry for my actions.

“I didn’t intend to cause harm, it was a spur of the moment decision.”

William Rose, defending, said: “He blames the decisions he made by drinking to excess and taking cocaine and cannabis.

“He’s ashamed of his behaviour. He says he has ‘behaved like an idiot’.

Lady Justice Old Bailey

SHORT SPELL: Jenkins was in custody for just under an hour (Pic: GETTY)

“He consumed alcohol to excess and substances were taken. That very much clouded his judgement, for which he is truly sorry.

“Given the opportunity he would like to apologise to [his ex] and the officers.”

Judge Lambert also handed Jenkins a four-month jail term, suspended for two years.

He was also told to carry out 80 hours’ unpaid work and rehabilitation requirements – as well as an order not to take controlled drugs.

The judge told him: “You will not be a drug-hazed layabout.”

Jenkins, of Portishead, declined to comment as he left court.


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