After hearing the 21-year-old thug had learning difficulties and an alcohol problem, Judge Peter Moss said: ‘Put the two together and he becomes a lethal cocktail.He’s a violent mugger – he is ‘very frightening’ to those he attacks.
'He can appear very frightening.’
He went on: ‘I can envisage you in 21 years’ time still drinking and committing this sort of offending again and again.’He’s not bad, according to m’learned friend, but he’s not mad enough for hospital. So where does he go? Back out onto the streets, of course!
But despite this, the judge gave Fagan a community sentence, saying: ‘He’s not a well lad.
'Prison is just the wrong place.’
The judge added that he was ‘taking a leap of faith’ and that he hoped his prediction for Fagan’s future did not come true.But hey, if it does, it’s unlikely to be you or your children he mugs, is it?