Drug addict from Oxford gets suspended jail sentence in chance to kick her habit

Drug addict gets suspended jail sentence in chance to kick her habit

Drug addict gets suspended jail sentence in chance to kick her habit

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A WOMAN has been spared jail for attempting to rob another woman at a homeless shelter.

Amy Paintin was found guilty at Oxford Crown Court last month of attempted robbery in December last year.

Paintin, 34, also admitted a theft charge from March 3 this year.

Oxford Crown Court was told on Friday that Paintin went to a woman’s room in O’Hanlon House, off Speedwell Street, Oxford, on December 12 and demanded £5.

When she refuse, Paintin attacked her, causing facial injuries.

In March, when visiting another friend, she stole about £1,000 from him and spent about £800 on drugs over the next day.

Paintin wrote a letter to Judge Ian Pringle, saying she was hoping to get to know her daughter, now nearly 18, whom she had had no contact with for 16-17 years. She was also hoping to rid herself of her drug addiction.

The judge told her: “Many people would say I am wrong, but I am going to give you a chance to do that. Do not under-estimate how tough it is going to be.”

She was given an 18- month suspended prison sentence, with a supervision requirement and a drug rehabilitation order and told to pay a £100 victims’ surcharge.

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6:59am Mon 16 Jun 14

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

The judge told her: “Many people would say I am wrong,'

No your Honour, most would say 'you're an idiot'
The judge told her: “Many people would say I am wrong,' No your Honour, most would say 'you're an idiot' Sandy Wimpole-Smythe
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6:40pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

Geez, she's had 16 - 17 years to get to know her Daughter, and kick the drug habit, having a child should be enough of an incentive for anyone to kick any habit.
Geez, she's had 16 - 17 years to get to know her Daughter, and kick the drug habit, having a child should be enough of an incentive for anyone to kick any habit. Dilligaf2010
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