Councillor John Morgan from Wantage jailed for five years

Councillor jailed for five years

Councillor jailed for five years

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A councillor has been jailed for five years.

John Morgan has today been jailed after he was convicted of stealing and gambling away £154,000 from elderly Alzheimer's sufferer Beryl Gittens.

The 75-year-old Vale of White Horse district councillor was told today at Oxford Crown Court that he had committed "the highest breach of trust that one can be guilty of". 

Morgan, of of Highclere Gardens, Wantage, shook his head as the sentence was handed out.

  • Listen to the reaction of Detective Sergeant Rachel Jackson and Mrs Gittens' sister in law Audrey Pagett

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5:04pm Fri 10 Jan 14

dave from witney says...

Let's hope they they take his house and sell it, either to pay for his defence or to reinburse the poor lady's family. You can see by his photograph what a revolting and contemptable person he is. Rot in hell.
Let's hope they they take his house and sell it, either to pay for his defence or to reinburse the poor lady's family. You can see by his photograph what a revolting and contemptable person he is. Rot in hell. dave from witney
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7:27pm Fri 10 Jan 14

A Scroat says...

dave from witney wrote:
Let's hope they they take his house and sell it, either to pay for his defence or to reinburse the poor lady's family. You can see by his photograph what a revolting and contemptable person he is. Rot in hell.
Totally agree Dave. He is an arrogant moron.
[quote][p][bold]dave from witney[/bold] wrote: Let's hope they they take his house and sell it, either to pay for his defence or to reinburse the poor lady's family. You can see by his photograph what a revolting and contemptable person he is. Rot in hell.[/p][/quote]Totally agree Dave. He is an arrogant moron. A Scroat
  • Score: -34

10:37pm Fri 10 Jan 14

skye53 says...

You do the crime you pay the price pure greed hope he enjoys is holiday
You do the crime you pay the price pure greed hope he enjoys is holiday skye53
  • Score: -88

10:23am Sat 11 Jan 14

carli says...

What a disgusting man...how does he live with himself...hope he enjoys his new home....and gets what he deserves.
What a disgusting man...how does he live with himself...hope he enjoys his new home....and gets what he deserves. carli
  • Score: -87

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