It’s good to see that British justice is alive and well in the case of Essex teenager Bradley Wernham. Bradley’s voracious kleptomanic urges apparently knew no bounds – he admitted to no less than six hundred and fifty crimes, with the total value of his haul at over a million pounds.
At Bradley’s trial last October, the judge decided not to incarcerate him, but instead arranged for the police to put him in a rent-subsidised flat, offer him training and education, and call to have a chat with him twice a week.
And the result? Bradley was later caught breaking into a house in Essex. He’s now been put away for five years, which at his age doesn’t seem a lot for over a million pounds’ worth of swag.
The judge says he had ‘taken a gamble’ with Bradley’s previous sentence. He certainly had – a gamble with other people’s property.