Robbery claim was fiction

First published in Banbury

An alcoholic who reported being robbed before realising no such crime had taken place has been sentenced for wasting police time.

Julian Fannon admitted the charge at Oxford Crown Court on Friday.

He reported that his wallet and watch were stolen on December 14 but failed to tell police when he realised he had not been the victim of a crime. The 33-year-old, of Jubilee Court, Banbury, was given a 12-month conditional discharge.

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10:28am Mon 30 Apr 12

saddletramp says...

An alcoholic who reported being robbed before realising no such crime had taken place has been sentenced for wasting police time.
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So the police take him to court and waste even more of there time,the courts time and my time for reading this drivel.
Unbelievable !
An alcoholic who reported being robbed before realising no such crime had taken place has been sentenced for wasting police time. .................... .............. So the police take him to court and waste even more of there time,the courts time and my time for reading this drivel. Unbelievable ! saddletramp
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11:18am Mon 30 Apr 12

L0RD PETER MCVEY 0X2 6EG says...

saddletramp wrote:
An alcoholic who reported being robbed before realising no such crime had taken place has been sentenced for wasting police time.
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So the police take him to court and waste even more of there time,the courts time and my time for reading this drivel.
Unbelievable !
You couldnae make it up wee laddie.
[quote][p][bold]saddletramp[/bold] wrote: An alcoholic who reported being robbed before realising no such crime had taken place has been sentenced for wasting police time. .................... .............. So the police take him to court and waste even more of there time,the courts time and my time for reading this drivel. Unbelievable ![/p][/quote]You couldnae make it up wee laddie. L0RD PETER MCVEY 0X2 6EG
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12:35pm Mon 30 Apr 12

online_reader says...

Definitely got our money's worth there. Wonder if he remembers that he went to court?
Definitely got our money's worth there. Wonder if he remembers that he went to court? online_reader
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4:12pm Mon 30 Apr 12

Geoff Roberts says...

Why is his particular problem with alcohol important? It's not illegal to be an alcoholic is it?
Why is his particular problem with alcohol important? It's not illegal to be an alcoholic is it? Geoff Roberts
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9:06pm Mon 30 Apr 12

Andrew:Oxford says...

Geoff Roberts wrote:
Why is his particular problem with alcohol important? It's not illegal to be an alcoholic is it?
If the individual used this particular illness to help mitigate the potential consequences of his actions then it is an integral part of the story.
[quote][p][bold]Geoff Roberts[/bold] wrote: Why is his particular problem with alcohol important? It's not illegal to be an alcoholic is it?[/p][/quote]If the individual used this particular illness to help mitigate the potential consequences of his actions then it is an integral part of the story. Andrew:Oxford
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