Career crooks sent to prison for Portsmouth burglaries

TWO career criminals with more than 160 previous convictions between them have been jailed for burglary by a judge who branded their crimes most serious offences Daniel Fisher, 38, and Adam Tame, 30, were jailed for 40 months and 32 months respectively for offences in which goods worth thousands were stolen.

The pair were caught after Fisher left DNA at one crime scene and a footprint at another while Tame was caught on CCTV.

Uniyme Davies, prosecuting, said: ‘It appears that it was Fisher who entered the property and committed the burglary but Tame could be seen on CCTV at points sitting outside in a car and outside the property.’

The court heard both men have troubled backgrounds.

Tame, of Lake Road, Portsmouth, who has convictions for 109 offences, admitted one count of burglary. Another burglary was taken into consideration.

Fisher, who has convictions for 52 offences, admitted three burglaries.

Recorder Maria Lamb, sentencing, said: ‘It’s very difficult for someone to suggest that these are not the most serious offences.’

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CAREER AN OPEN BOOK

BETHLEHEM, Pa. Put Hale Irwin in a United States golf championship and special things happen. His success rate is uncanny. Senior Open at Saucon Valley with a second consecutive

6 under 65 and waltzed away with yet another expensive piece of United States Golf Association hardware.

Irwin, at age 55, finished the championship at 17 under par, outdueling and outclassing the less experienced Bruce Fleisher in the final group. Fleisher, who entered the day leading Irwin by two shots, finished second at 14 under after shooting a 1 under 70. Irwin 17 under 267 is the lowest in tournament history, surpassing nike uk Gary Player 270 in 1987.

career has been defined by USGA championships, Irwin said afterward. Opens and now two Senior Opens have been so very much a part of my life. If there is a tournament to win on the Senior Tour this is it for me.

think in these events, the game is featured more than the players are featured and that important, Irwin added. is what I like to get myself ready to play the more difficult golf course setups. I think my game rises to that level. Unfortunately for Fleisher, a mere one time winner on a PGA Tour career that fell well short of high expectations but who stormed onto the Senior Tour with 10 victories since the beginning of last year, his rookie season, his game didn rise when things got critical.

It was a deeply disappointing finish for Fleisher, but he sounded as if he was almost resigned to losing to the accomplishe nike uk d Irwin before the round even began.

Saturday, not more than a half hour removed from his third round, Fleisher spoke reverently of Irwin as if he were the final round favorite even though it was Fleisher who brought the two shot lead to the course.

In sports psychology terms, what Fleisher experienced is called self actualization. Everything he spoke about Saturday, played itself out yesterday as if he talked himself into it.

Irwin loves this position, Fleisher said. been i nike uk n this position a hell of a lot more than I have. In fact, I can even remember the last time I have been in this position. In fact, I don think I was ever in this position. That was a big advantage for Irwin. tee time approached.

be honest with you, I was uncomfortable out there, Fleisher conceded. I told you I had a good night sleep [Saturday]night I be lying to you. Meanwhile, Irwin, winner of five Senior Tour majors entering the day, looked cool and calm.

nothing out there comparable to experience, Irwin said. can weigh it, put it on a gram scale. You can measure it. You don train for it, don practice it. You don go buy some at the store. It immeasurable, a quantity hard to define. The only way you get experience is to be there and make mistakes.

used my experience and Bruce probably learned a lot. Opens, the $400,000 first place check was the largest payday of his brilliant career.

The championship completely turned on the first hole, where Irwin birdied and Fleisher bogeyed, immediately erasing Fleisher two shot lead.

Fleisher, with nike uk 270 yards to the hole on the par 5 first, tried to apply immediate pressure by attempting to reach in two with a 3 wood to the green.

Irwin, admitting he was said later he couldn believe his eyes.

Fleisher pushed the 3 wood into the right rough, where he was blocked by overhanging trees from trying for the green and had to scuffle for a bogey 6 while Irwin birdied. And so, after only one hole, Fleisher and Irwin were tied at 12 under and the game was on.

Fleisher, though angry at himself for his blunder on No. 1, refused to say that he blew the championship.

Care workers jailed for mistreating dementia sufferers

Darren Smith, Katie Cairns, Gemma Pearson and Carol Moore showed complete disregard for the well being of the people they had been entrusted to care for.

Further to that, their ill treatment was directed at some of the most vulnerable members of our community these people couldn speak out or defend themselves.

Read: Judge says and inadequate management led to care home abuse

Their behaviour was utterly contemptible and I can only hope they will now reflect on their actions and see just how cowardly their conduct was.

I would once again like to take this opportunity to commend those members of staff who displayed great courage and decency in speaking out against this despicable behaviour.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Hulme, of Lancashire ConstabularyRead: What the four care workers were sentenced for

The families of the elderly dementia sufferers who were abused by care workers at Hillcroft nursing home said they did not “take any pleasure” from today outcome and added that they were still waiting for an apology from the perpetrators.

Because of their illnesses, we do not know how the victims feel about what happened to them, but we do our best to speak on their behalf.

The guilty pleas and verdicts provided final confirmation that our relatives had been the victims of abuse at Hillcroft and this saddened us greatly. The investigation and court case have been e nike uk xtremely distressing for us all and we do not take any pleasure in the outcome.

There are lessons to be learnt from this case and we are contributing to the ongoing Learning Review, which we hope will provide meaningful recommendations and result in changes to the law.

Joint statement from families of Hillcroft nursing home victimsThe statement added that they were “still waiting to receive formal apologies” from the four care workers sentenced today.

They also added that it “disappointed” them that Gemma Pearson would not serve jail time her role in the abuse at the care home.

Read: What the four care workers were sentenced for

One man had his foot stamped on deliberately, another was nearly tipped out of his wheelchair and the vulnerable victims were pelted with bean bags and balls at their heads “for entertainment.”

In November, Carol Ann Moore, 54, Katie Cairns, 27, and Gemma Pearson, 28, were found guilty by a jury at Preston Crown Court of ill treatment or neglect of a person who lacks capacity.

Darren Smith, 35, from Lancaster, admitted ahead of the trial eight counts of ill treatment in which he threw bean bags or balls at eight residents of Hillcroft nursing home in Slyne with Hest, Lancaster.

All the offences spanned from May 2010 to September 2011 and rela nike uk ted to seven men and one woman, all aged in their 70s or 80s the eldest was age nike uk d 85.

Four care workers took part in the “gratuitous sport” of abusing dementia sufferers which highlighted Hillcroft nursing home “weak and inadequate management”, the judge at Preston Crown Court said today.

Much evidence in the trial revealed that there was, at the relevant times, a lax regime with weak and inadequate management on the unit which allowed the kind of conduct to carry on undetected and without proper and adequate control.

Judge Michael ByrneHe added t nike uk hat the offences committed were “an indictment” on Hillcroft nursing home management.