Former Barrow fire boss trial cost the taxpayer £8k
Last updated at 16:39, Wednesday, 12 February 2014
THE trial of a former Barrow fire boss cost taxpayers more than £8,000.
William McMillan Wyllie, formerly of Rating Lane, Barrow, changed his plea to guilty on the second day of his trial at Lancaster Crown Court last April.
He pleaded guilty to five counts of distributing indecent images of children and one of publishing an obscene article, and was given a three-year community order.
The Crown Prosecution Service revealed Wyllie’s case cost £8,816.52 to prosecute. He was suspended in October 2011 on his salary of £46,892 after being arrested. Until his trial on April 24, Wyllie had protested his innocence meaning, due to legislation, he could claim his full salary for the period.
First published at 16:23, Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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Why am I reading this?.....
Obviously it costs a lot of money to bring someone to trial, but what is the NWEM trying to suggest from this.
Innocent until proven guilty is the norm, so why should he not be paid his salary until the end of the trial?
He could have been cleared.
As such, this pervert was found guilty and received punishment from the court.
Ok then NWEM.... why don't you take a look at the case of the woman who stole from her Grandmother who took her in when she was homeless and then the magistrate varied the terms of the sentence so she could go away to Greece on holiday!
How much did this case cost to prosecute? Did she enjoy her holiday? Does she still not give a fig about her Grandmothers feelings? Exactly what constrains our local magistrates from dishing out punishment which fits the crime? and do they really live on the same planet I live on?
this person was not from barrow and never turned out on a fire appliance, he was basically management, brought in from another brigade. I feel this should be brought to the attention of your readers to clarify a point.