Erith man avoids jail sentence after threatening to kill girlfriend with imitation firearm

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A 37-YEAR-OLD man from Erith has avoided a jail sentence after he threatened to kill his girlfriend with an imitation firearm.

Owen Roberts of Frinsted Road was instead handed a community order with the condition he should have mental health assistance and be supervised for 18 months.

Woolwich Crown Court heard that Roberts visited his girlfriend’s house at around 9pm on December 23 last year after he had been drinking.

He knocked on her door before her cousin told him she would meet him to talk as her two-year-old child was upstairs.

However, he went outside and pointed the imitation gun at his girlfriend while threatening to kill her.

Roberts, who the court heard is suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, was arrested by police shortly after.

Sentencing, Judge Charles Byers said: "It is plain to me that you are suffering from some kind of mental illness which needs treatment and help.

"If it were not the case then you would have attracted a substantial prison sentence.

"Fortunately we do not punish people for being ill in this country.

"It is my earnest hope that this is a one off.

"I have looked at your military and medical records and although you have served in a number of places, it is clear you have exaggerated to a certain extent, which may be due to your illness."

Roberts had previously pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

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5:33pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Jeepo14 says...

"post traumatic stress disorder,"

Yawnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn !!

It's just a get out of jail free card.
"post traumatic stress disorder," Yawnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn !! It's just a get out of jail free card. Jeepo14

1:01am Fri 13 Apr 12

BigG says...

Jeepo14 is that your age. because you clearly know F all about the people who defend this country so dicks like you can walk the streets without getting blown to bits by the scumbags terrorists. You haven't even the first clue what going to war is like, and how it affects the mind of army personell as the sights that are seen and fear of wondering if the next bang you hear will be your last. I'd love to land you in Helmand and see if your pants are still dry when you hit the ground. You F ing ignoramous. Even though having a gun pointed at you must had been terrifying to the victim, Owens mental state also makes him a victim too. Thankfully the judge has a bit of compassion and relised how war affects people.
Jeepo14 is that your age. because you clearly know F all about the people who defend this country so dicks like you can walk the streets without getting blown to bits by the scumbags terrorists. You haven't even the first clue what going to war is like, and how it affects the mind of army personell as the sights that are seen and fear of wondering if the next bang you hear will be your last. I'd love to land you in Helmand and see if your pants are still dry when you hit the ground. You F ing ignoramous. Even though having a gun pointed at you must had been terrifying to the victim, Owens mental state also makes him a victim too. Thankfully the judge has a bit of compassion and relised how war affects people. BigG

11:38am Fri 13 Apr 12

The Gypo Returns !! says...

Wind your big neck in G spot.

How do you know I haven't seen active service, do tell me ?
Wind your big neck in G spot. How do you know I haven't seen active service, do tell me ? The Gypo Returns !!

7:52pm Fri 13 Apr 12

BigG says...

The Gypo Returns !! wrote:
Wind your big neck in G spot. How do you know I haven't seen active service, do tell me ?
Because if you had you wouldn't have made a comment like that would you. So I doubt it very much. And I'd doubt you'd find the G spot. Growup!!!!
[quote][p][bold]The Gypo Returns !![/bold] wrote: Wind your big neck in G spot. How do you know I haven't seen active service, do tell me ?[/p][/quote]Because if you had you wouldn't have made a comment like that would you. So I doubt it very much. And I'd doubt you'd find the G spot. Growup!!!! BigG

9:26pm Fri 13 Apr 12

The Gypo Returns !! says...

G spot a change of user name here son.

Now as I said you know F all about my active service history, and I'm not about to brag about it on here.

The judge said :-

" I have looked at your military and medical records and although you have served in a number of places, it is clear you have exaggerated to a certain extent."

"exaggerated", you do know what that means I take it ??

Nuff said, Grafenberg Spot.
G spot a change of user name here son. Now as I said you know F all about my active service history, and I'm not about to brag about it on here. The judge said :- " I have looked at your military and medical records and although you have served in a number of places, it is clear you have exaggerated to a certain extent." "exaggerated", you do know what that means I take it ?? Nuff said, Grafenberg Spot. The Gypo Returns !!

10:11pm Fri 13 Apr 12

BigG says...

Just stating a point there are a people out there that suffer from mental health due to war. And "exaggerated" as you have. the "Graenberg spot" gives you pleasure, and your turning it into "Thrush" Carry on with your Call of Duty. I got better things to do Bye!!! Thrush!!!
Just stating a point there are a people out there that suffer from mental health due to war. And "exaggerated" as you have. the "Graenberg spot" gives you pleasure, and your turning it into "Thrush" Carry on with your Call of Duty. I got better things to do Bye!!! Thrush!!! BigG

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