Too fat for court

Posted: May 26, 2011 in British jobs for British workers, Law & Disorder

A clinically obese benefit fraud suspect who feared she was too fat to get into court has had her case adjourned.

Beverley Douglas told court staff she could not climb the narrow stairs to get into the dock at Inner London Crown Court for her hearing on May 18.

The 43-year-old, from Thornton Heath, or as I would say ‘forten heaf’ is accused of having away thousands of pounds in benefits while working as a bus driver and CCTV operator. Not at the same time I hope. Hold up, if she can get in and out of a bus she must be able to get up some court apples and pears (stairs) surely?

Miss Douglas had to sit outside the courtroom while Judge Roger Chapple agreed to adjourn the hearing, which is understood to have been rearranged for a more accessible courtroom.

Miss Douglas faces a total of 13 charges of claiming income support, housing and council tax while working between March 2004 and February 2009.

She is due to appear at the same court on July 7.

I must check the odds on that she doesn’t get a prison sentence because she fears she is too fat for a cell?

Caught with illegal workers a second time

IlieA Belfast restaurant is only facing a fine after being found employing an illegal worker for the second time in UK Border Agency raids. It’s about time these take no notice of the law employers get a prison sentence as a deterrent.

Immigration officers acting on intelligence targeted the Bengal Brasserie Restaurant on the Ormeau Road in Belfast, on Thursday evening to question staff and ensure they had the right to work in the UK.

A 29-year-old Bangladeshi man, believed to be working illegally at the restaurant, was detained when he tried to scarper just as the officers arrived. He will now have to report regularly to the UK Border Agency in Belfast unless he disappears of course.

The Bengal Brasserie Restaurant was previously visited in 2008 and on that occasion an employee was removed from the premises after he was found to have no permission to work in the UK.

By the way it appears this is the same Bengal Brasserie Restaurant that was fined £1,750 for a string of food hygiene offences in February.

  1. Ms Atkinson says:

    Bet you a slap up meal Beverley Douglas does not get a prison sentence, even though this is the 2nd time she has been caught claiming benefits and working………..

  2. Sapphire says:

    If it is the second time, then she should definitely get a custodial sentence for her blatant disregard for the law. It’s a disgrace the way people think they can get away with crime because our soft courts act like social workers. Does anyone know if she has a husband or kids ? Someone of that age probably has grown children so there is no excuse for the courts to suggest that they’ll end up in care. Lock her up. Give her a year and it will send a clear message out to those people who laugh their heads off when judges give them a slap on the wrist.

  3. Sapphire says:

    I presume all charges against our fat fraudster was dropped, then. Anyone hear anything ?

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