Raffles violinist escapes jail again

Victoria Yellop was given a suspended sentence in July after a judge was persuaded that she had been bullied by a violent boyfriend into burgling a house she was looking after.

Yesterday, she was given another suspended sentence in Kent for causing serious injuries to a motorcyclist while driving under the influence of drugs. She said she had not used cocaine since the accident.

Court report here.

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  • Wow, after reading the details, the punishments seem surprisingly light.

    Two sentences, suspended, “costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £115”

  • This woman had previously been convicted of stealing £24,000 of belongings from a house she was supposed to have been looking after. She clearly has a problem but that is no reason for letting her off the hook. She severely injured the motorcyclist and could have killed him.

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