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General Inactivity

So, what have I been doing since Sunday? Well, erm… not much. Mostly been doing ODP editing, such as fixing problematic Tripod UK URLs and removing spam from Business (I got rid of nearly 500 submissions in one swoop).
Wednesday was Ventures, as usual, where we were painting the cupboards, and, well, not much else. Though I did hear a piece of news that day.
Sue, a friend of my mum’s who organised the French course that I took part in back in March. Her car, a red Ford Fiesta, had been stolen, then later found smashed up in the nearby village of Copmanthorpe. If that wasn’t bad enough, it turns out that the people who did it were friends of her daughter (who is in the year below me at college), so she is devestated about it.
I know one of the boys who did it (and I have to say I’m very disappointed in him), but I hope they realise just what they have done. They have commited several offences here: theft of a vehicle, driving under age, driving without a license, driving without insurance, driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without due care and attention. To be able to claim on the insurance, Sue has to press charges on some of these.
While the boys have admitted it, the parents have tried to wriggle them out of it. Maybe when you consider that the sentence for theft of a vehicle alone usually consists of a fine and several hours community service, these boys are really in the **** – although they are not old enough to go to prison, a visit to a young offenders’ institute certainly looks on the cards.

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