Last week we reported on the cat who had won an appeal against various convictions for bad behaviour, scooping £100,000 in compensation.
No such bounty appears to be in the offing yet for the sheep that’s just been convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 3 years behind bars for killing a woman.
Yes truly the unnamed ram was taken into custody after it attacked a 45-year old woman, ADHIEU CHAPING, who later died of her injuries.
The incident occurred in South Sudan and police commissioner, Major Mabor, explained that under Sudanese law the owner of the animal is innocent as it was the ram who perpetrated the crime and must face the consequences.
It has not been reported whether the animal has expressed any remorse for his crime but either way, will now spend the next 3 years under military custody at a camp in Aduel County HQ in Sudan’s LAKE STATE.
A local court has since ordered the owner of the ram to hand over 5 cows to the victim’s family in compensation!
And once the ram has served its sentence it must also be gifted to the family, who it’s understood are both neighbours and related to the current owner.
The families involved have signed a contract to formalise the agreement with police with community leaders acting as witnesses.
Meanwhile closer to home 52-year old Stephen McCartan of Poole in Dorset ended up in court after stealing a double decker bus.
Last December he had been out with a friend but after the pair became separated he stumbled onto the bus and made his way to the top deck for a nap.
Waking up an hour later he headed downstairs, started the engine, reversed it out of the bus station, not without causing over £6,000 in damages, by crashing into railings and a parked Fiat Panda, before driving to his house.
Damage to the bus and railings amounted to £4,646, whilst the car was ‘written off’, with an insurance claim stating its value as £1,640.
He abandoned the bus, with the engine still running, next to a play park close to his home.
The defendant claimed that he had no recollection of the incident as he’d taken a fast-acting tranquilliser at 10pm that night – to help with anxiety problems from which he suffered.
Nevertheless he recognised himself from the CCTV images presented as evidence to the court.
Magistrates deferred sentencing, for six months to prove he can abide by the law, otherwise he may face jail.
He was also told to save £250 towards paying compensation.
See you again tomorrow,