I can't take any more abuse at court

MONTHS of frustration working in the criminal justice system has driven a security guard from his job.Outspoken Mike Smith has reached the end of his tether after witnessing countless yobs avoiding prison sentences. AN EVENING STAR EXCLUSIVE

By Tracey Sparling

MONTHS of frustration working in the criminal justice system has driven a security guard from his job.

Outspoken Mike Smith has witnessed countless yobs avoiding prison sentences.

He got so fed up trying to hold his temper and bite his tongue when he and other staff were threatened, shouted and spat at on the reception desk at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court in Ipswich, that he has now left his job.


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He is not afraid to speak out publicly to tell of his bitterness about the way young offenders are set free to repeatedly re-offend.

FULL STORY IN TONIGHT'S EVENING STAR

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