Thursday, 6 April 2017

Why Bother..?

James Thomas George McKnight had to be talked down by specially trained negotiators following the incident on top of Darlington’s TK Maxx store, in Crown Street, on January 22.
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“..it took some real effort of trained officers not to get him to go forward with his plan.”
Ms Passfield said it was not the first time McKnight had tried to commit suicide but had received an “enormous amount of support” from agencies following the incident.
So now the next time this waste of oxygen wants some attention, he'll get a chance to do it all over again:
Police cordoned off the street, diverting buses and shutting businesses, while ambulance and fire crews were put on stand-by as McKnight was seen dangling his legs over the edge of the building.
 Still, I'm sure his fine will go a long way to defraying the cost?
District Judge, Helen Cousins, gave McKnight, of Coleridge Gardens, Darlington, a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered him to pay a total of £105.
She said: “I appreciate you were in a position of severe distress but this caused an awful lot of disruption.”
*sighs*

3 comments:

Pcar said...

Yet another example of why Dignitas equivalent provided by NHS should be available in UK.

Gov't hypocrisy at its best:
Prosecuted for allowing a pet/non-human to suffer rather than put to sleep without their consent.
Prosecuted for allowing a suffering human to be put to sleep with their consent.

Andrew Scarborough said...

He may be suffering from dementia, could he be relocated to Brighton?

JuliaM said...

"Gov't hypocrisy at its best:
Prosecuted for allowing a pet/non-human to suffer rather than put to sleep without their consent.
Prosecuted for allowing a suffering human to be put to sleep with their consent."


But do we really want to go down the route the Dutch have clearly chosen?

"He may be suffering from dementia, could he be relocated to Brighton?"

SNORK!