Defendant avoids prison after telling court of care home abuse as a child

A MAN escaped an immediate prison sentence after making an impassioned plea to magistrates.

Gary Davenport, who had been remanded in custody read a letter when he appeared via a video link to Blackburn magistrates.

The court heard he had been abused as a child while in a Fylde care home and this had left him with various emotional problems.

In May of last year he said he met "a beautiful girl with four beautiful children" and she had tried to persuade him to...
source: Lancashire Telegraph

2020-04-05 10:50
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