I refer to your various articles regarding my charges and the custodial sentence I got at Harrow Crown Court on October 30. My actions are nothing to be proud of, they were wrong, almost barbaric. What I did to my own family was something people can’t ever imagine and the judge was correct when he said that my severe gambling addiction had led me to do things which were ‘’frankly unbelievable’’. There are two things I would like to say on this matter. First, my family, wife and children are victims and not guilty by association. It is because of my actions, for example, that my son will have to celebrate his barmitzvah without his father by his side.
Second, if there is one good thing that I hope can come from this, it is that people with addictions will read my story and take action now before it is too late. There are people to talk to — so do it now. Dan Jacobs, HMP Wormwood Scrubs, London W12