Judge takes pity on dad who took food from Tesco's Garbage Bin to feed his family – was accused of STEALING food!
This is today's Britain:
A judge asked prosecutors ‘how are they expected to live?’ when Paul and Kerry Barker were brought before the courts.
They had been caught on camera looking through bins for food for their family. They told police who arrested them they were hungry and charged with theft.
District Judge Roger Esley said the food was worth nothing and gave the father an absolute judgement. Mrs Barker is yet to enter a plea but is expected to face no action.
He said: ‘How are they expected to live? It seems to me the appropriate punishment for taking food which is of no value is an absolute discharge.
They didnt even STEAL anything, by the way, they were looking for food in GARBAGE……