Man who threatened a witness had already served his time in custody

Man who threatened a witness had already served his time in custody

Man who threatened a witness had already served his time in custody

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A  man who threatened a witness in Watford town centre was freed from jail today because of the length of time he has spent on remand in custody.

Tijmal Saddique, 30, grabbed Zoran Kojic by the arm and told him not to be a grass, St Albans crown court heard.

Prosecutor Peter Walsh said Mr Kojic had been due to give evidence against another man in a court case.

Saddique, of Mildred Avenue, Watford, pleaded guilty to using threatening words on January 22 this year.

He had 27 previous convictions for 56 offences. In 2003 he was sentenced to a total of six and a half years for attempted robbery and having a firearm.

He admitted being in breach of a 12 month conditional discharged imposed by West Herts Magistrates on January 13 for shoplifting. He had stolen a bottle of Smirnoff Ice and two packets of crisps worth £1.98 while drunk.

Stephen Leake, defending, said: "The incident appears to have been spontaneous and unplanned."

He said the maximum sentence for the public order offence of using threatening words was six months and that Saddique had been in custody since February 11. If parole was taken into account, it meant he had served more than the equivalent of a six month sentence.

Recorder David Mayall passed a sentence of four months. He told Saddique: "As you have served more than four months you will be released, but you will be on licence for a short while. If you reoffend, you will be taken into custody. Do you understand?"

He replied: "Yes sir."

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4:39pm Thu 22 May 14

angryangryangry says...

What a nice chap!
What a nice chap! angryangryangry
  • Score: 4

7:26pm Thu 22 May 14

S/O man says...

A bottle of Smirnoff Ice and two packets of crisps for £1.98!!! where is that, please tell as that is dirt cheap.
A bottle of Smirnoff Ice and two packets of crisps for £1.98!!! where is that, please tell as that is dirt cheap. S/O man
  • Score: 3

2:56am Fri 23 May 14

Traveller Tom McD says...

Why do they keep releasing this waste of space? Surely the more convictions you have the less leniency is given. Clearly he wont change his ways so lock him up and throw away the key.
Why do they keep releasing this waste of space? Surely the more convictions you have the less leniency is given. Clearly he wont change his ways so lock him up and throw away the key. Traveller Tom McD
  • Score: 1

7:15am Fri 23 May 14

garston tony says...

27 convictions, 56 offences, in breach of discharge conditions.

Some people, and saddly this chap is far from a unique example, just cant be part of decent society. Its probably mostly 'low level' stuff so maybe locking him up and throwing away the key is a little harsh but something needs to be done to sort people like this out. Stronger sentencing for starters, and maybe a stint breaking rocks and military style disciplines to tackle the lack of moral fiber
27 convictions, 56 offences, in breach of discharge conditions. Some people, and saddly this chap is far from a unique example, just cant be part of decent society. Its probably mostly 'low level' stuff so maybe locking him up and throwing away the key is a little harsh but something needs to be done to sort people like this out. Stronger sentencing for starters, and maybe a stint breaking rocks and military style disciplines to tackle the lack of moral fiber garston tony
  • Score: 2

2:40pm Sat 24 May 14

LSC says...

I love this idea that four months is the equivalent of six months when it comes to prison. Would it work with my taxes? If I pay Council Tax for four months and behave myself, will they let me off the next two?
I love this idea that four months is the equivalent of six months when it comes to prison. Would it work with my taxes? If I pay Council Tax for four months and behave myself, will they let me off the next two? LSC
  • Score: 0

11:34am Wed 11 Jun 14

elvis78 says...

Zoran Kojic????? what a CLOWN. my mate used to work with him and told me about him. and hes a proper tool. and a grass police informer. he thinks hes al copone and thinks he runs Watford. haha. just look at his facebook page,,,bossman zoran kojic???? haha,,,h please. what a ****. I think he tried to chat me and my girlfriends up once haha. yeh good luck,,,now jog on.
Zoran Kojic????? what a CLOWN. my mate used to work with him and told me about him. and hes a proper tool. and a grass police informer. he thinks hes al copone and thinks he runs Watford. haha. just look at his facebook page,,,bossman zoran kojic???? haha,,,h please. what a ****. I think he tried to chat me and my girlfriends up once haha. yeh good luck,,,now jog on. elvis78
  • Score: 1

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