What sort of country jails a soldier for 18 months for keeping a trophy just like 90% of his mates? Admittedly this was a firearm. Naughty boy should have had a slap on the wrist. It’s bad enough we do stupid things like this sentence – but all sorts of bastards are getting off scot-free. We have bankers getting away with much worse, lying bureaucrats, politicians and fifty shades of scum bullying and terrorising the vulnerable.
The appeal is on Thursday. Let’s hope the judge shows some decency, sense and seasonal goodwill. There are cops all over the country more deserving of jail time than Danny. Some of them hide behind Help for Hero badges. These prats have lied, not investigated, brushed all sorts under the carpet and been a much greater problem than any squaddie with a trophy. We haven’t got a justice system. I’d volunteer to do Danny’s jail time if this was possible. He has two young kids.