London, May 28: A UK court has suspended the sentence of an alleged burglar on the grounds of family Human Rights, just to let him take care of his five children, all aged between 6 to 13.
In the surprising judgment, the Appeal Court ruled that the rights of Wayne Bishop’s children were more important than those of his victims or the interests of justice.
However, according to MPs, it opened the way to thousands more convicts claiming a ‘get out of jail card’ under the controversial Human Rights Act.
33-year-old Bishop from Clifton, Nottingham, was sentenced to eight months of imprisonment after admitting burglary and dangerous driving. He has now been let out after only one month.
Bishop himself boasted of how he had managed to make a mockery of justice.
“I’m a lucky boy and I’m on top of the world,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying. (ANI)