£1,000 fine af­ter night out

Bath Chronicle - - NEWS -

A Bath stu­dent has been told to pay out more than £1,000 in com­pen­sa­tion af­ter knock­ing off four wing mir­rors on a night out. Ac­cord­ing to a tweet from @Tom_ Po­lice, an ac­count run by a po­lice of­fi­cer based in the city, the of­fender was ‘lucky’ to just re­ceive a con­di­tional cau­tion and be pun­ished with the fi­nal sanc­tions handed over to the vic­tims. The so­cial me­dia post in­di­cates that the penal­ties came as a re­sult of a push to use out of court dis­posal more, a method of deal­ing with less se­ri­ous of­fend­ing. Ac­cord­ing to the Avon and Som­er­set po­lice web­site, out of court dis­pos­als are a means of mak­ing the crimes vic­tim fo­cused and tak­ing into ac­count the full cir­cum­stances of the of­fence, of­fender and views of the vic­tim. The po­lice say an of­fender has to ad­mit guilt to be is­sued with a dis­posal.

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