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MetiNews.Com - These are the mouthy defendants who couldn't keep quiet in the dock
Breaking News ! Courtrooms are intimidating settings - especially if you're the one who will be in the dock. They see judges rule what punishment defendants should serve for their crimes and most of the time this means they're on their best behaviour. However, there are some people who aren't phased by the appearance of a judge and instead try their luck mouthing off. In some cases, these outbursts landed criminals with even more time on their sentence. Among those who didn't stay quiet in the dock was reality TV star Chelsey Harwood, who told a judge "Send me to jail!" before being locked up for three months. Notorious criminal Sam Walker also couldn't stay schtum as he was sentenced and called the judge a paedophile. These are the rants from criminals who simply couldn't keep their mouths shut as they faced justice. Sam Walker Sam Walker was arrest by police at the gates of HMP Durham (Image: Liverpool Echo) Notorious criminal Sam Walker was handed an extra nine months behind bars after he called judge a paedophile. In July 2016, Walker was sentenced for a 100mph motorway chase, but his foul-mouthed outburst to a judge at Liverpool Crown Court landed him an additional sentence. After Judge Steven Everett sentenced Walker to 20 months in prison for the motorway chase, the defendant launched into a rant comparing his sentences to those paedophiles receive. Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what's on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up here. He said: “Nonces come to this court, they destroy people’s lives, they don’t get jail. I get jail. “Where the f*** is the justice there? There is no justice for the victims of these paedophiles. “That’s why every time I see them in jail I punch their heads in every chance I get. I dish out the justice because you don’t. “Give me any sentence you want, I don’t give a f***.” His tirade then focused on judges. Walker said: “F***ing paedophiles don’t get jailed because you are just f***ing paedophiles yourselves, you judges. “It’s only a matter of time before it comes out in public.” He was initially handed an extra nine months but after sending a letter of apology had the sentence reduced by six months. Callum Pope Callum Pope, 20, of Lime Grove, Runcorn (Image: Runcorn Weekly News) A cannabis dealer was left facing an extra three months in prison after a profanity-laden outburst before a judge. Callum Pope, 20, was being sentenced to two years in prison at Chester Crown Court on July 27 for dealing cannabis when he got himself into more trouble. Pope, of Lime Grove, Runcorn, mumbled before the judge, Recorder Steven Everett, to which the judge ordered him to be taken away. What followed was Pope's outburst after he protested "I haven’t said nothing your honour". Enter your postcode below to read about news where you are His rant included the profanities "f***" and "b***end". Recorder Everett asked Pope's representative, Simon Christie, to speak to his client and seek an apology after the hearing. The judge said a failure to apologise could result in an extra three months behind bars. Mr Christie explained earlier that Pope suffers from mental health difficulties and had smoked cannabis from the age of 12. Pope was sentenced to two years in prison after being found with £1,620 worth of cannabis. John King John King has committed a staggering 142 previous offences (Image: Merseyside Police) Serial criminal John King said a judge was "taking the f***ing p***" when he was jailed for 18 months.
. After Judge Thomas Teague, QC, sentenced King after he was found with a homemade knuckleduster, which as described as an adapted bottle opener. The court heard King has seven previous convictions for possessing bladed articles or offensive weapons. As he was sentenced in September last year, he had a foul-mouthed outburst in the dock. King said: “Eighteen months for that. He’s taking the f***ing p***. What the f*** is up with these people?”
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Gregory Gibson, 28, of Brackenwood Road in Bebington
A vicious rapist called a judge a "disgrace" during a courtroom outburst. In September 2017 Gregory Gibson, 28, was sentenced for raping a woman in a "degrading and humiliating attack". Gibson of Brackenwood Road in Bebington, Wirral, called his victim a "whore", bit her jaw and kicked her in the stomach after watching her fall down a flight of stairs.
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He was convicted on "overwhelming evidence" Judge Robert Warnock told a courtroom as he jailed him for 10 years, with an extended five years on licence. After an outburst from his dad in the public gallery, Gibson said: “She’s a f***ing liar! We’ve got proof she is a liar! She has done it before!” He then sobbed and ranted: “You’ve turned your back on the truth! You’re a disgrace! Your justice system is a disgrace!” Chelsey Harwood
The former reality TV star leaving Liverpool Crown Court at an earlier date
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Benefits cheat Chelsey Harwood was jailed in 2017 after failing to complete the requirements of her suspended sentence order. The then 29-year-old reality TV star was initially handed a four-month suspended sentence for falsely claiming £25,000 of taxpayers money. Harwood, from Dingle, appeared before Judge Andrew Menary two months later when a court heard she had only done one hour of unpaid work, when she was required to complete 100 hours. She claimed she was threatened at a probation centre and said she didn't want to "mix with scallies" on public transport. During her hearing at Liverpool Crown Court Harwood shouted from the dock: “Am I allowed to answer any of these questions? This is ridiculous. It is not fair.
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“He threatened to burn my house down, yes I took them seriously, no I didn’t go the police, I would be in more danger.” Judge Menary replied: “Everybody knows this defendant courts publicity. “She, far from keeping a low profile, at every stage of this process has posted online regular bulletins of what she is expecting to happen, what did happen, and various posts since then. “It’s a bit difficult you see for the court to have regard to online activity, when all of this has been encouraged by her.” Harwood yelled: “No it hasn’t! So I should be threatened just for living my life and posting it on social media? “Send me to jail and I’ll complete the two months! I’m not going to do your order! Send me to jail! I’m not going and putting myself in danger for you or anybody.” Harwood was locked up for three months.
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