PUP concerned over suspended terms

Aaron Dowey.
Aaron Dowey.

Police have been let down by lenient sentences handed down to two men who admitted burglary at a Lurgan store last week.

Lurgan PUP spokesperson Aaron Dowey congratulated the police on their swift actions in bringing the men to justice.

However, he was also dismayed at the sentence: ”Unfortunately the good work of the PSNI was let down by the criminal justice system which failed to send a strong message to those 
thinking of carrying out such criminal actions.

He said, “This was a terrifying experience for staff and I am sure it will take some time for them to get over it.

“Everyone is shocked by the leniency of the sentence which will do nothing to deter future would be-robbers and do little to comfort the victims of this crime. Despite the leniency in sentencing, the actions of the police must be applauded as they arrived on the scene within 
minutes.”