An escaped prisoner managed to claim Jobseekers’ Allowance and live with his mother while on the run for four months.
Brendan Ryan went back to his mother’s in Boscobel Crescent, Wolverhampton, after scarpering from an open prison where he was serving time for arson and threatening to kill a woman. Can you Adam and Eve that?
It gets worst, he was only caught when police were investigating a robbery which Ryan wasn’t involved in.
Ryan, 27, appeared at Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court on Friday for separate drugs offences and for assaulting two police officers at the time of his arrest. A Department of Work and Pensions admitted it was investigating if procedures need to be tightened. Too bleeding right they do!
Ryan fled from North Sea Camp open prison near Boston on December 22nd last year and was finally detained on April 10th.
He was in court charged with assisting in retaining stolen goods – namely a driving license which was found at his property – as well as possession of 10 wraps of cocaine and three wraps of heroin.
He pleaded guilty to all five charges and was given five months in custody to run concurrent with his indefinite sentence.
Hospital gets £500,000 in parking charges for 1 year
Parking charges at Croydon University Hospital have brought in £586,113 in a single year.
The 2011/12 financial year figures includes cash raised through visitor car parking, penalty charges and staff parking permits.
During the last financial year, Croydon Health Services revealed 1,574 parking fines were handed out, which generated £22,785.