Woman who wrecked Cwmbran home avoids jail

Woman who wrecked Cwmbran home avoids jail

Woman who wrecked Cwmbran home avoids jail

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A ‘CALCULATING’ mother of two who caused more than £8,000 worth of damage at a Cwmbran house owned by her former father-in-law has been given a suspended sentence.

After Victoria Quibell-Smith’s marriage to Roger Smith’s son Paul broke down last year she went on a spree of destruction at the house they had once shared in Buttercup Court.

She wrecked personal effects and decor at the property from March to June 2013 after Mr Smith had given her notice to leave it with her children.

Smashed glass littered the floor, cigarette ends and ash were scattered in a bedroom and rooms smelled of urine, Newport Crown Court heard.

It heard that she had let her children write on the house’s walls with red pen – and she wrote on the wall herself but tried to make out that it had been done by an infant by drawing with her left hand.

Prosecuting, Gareth James said Quibell-Smith, of Central Street in Ystrad Mynach, had caused her former father-in-law £7,304.44 of damage, which was covered by insurance.

Among the personal items that she wrecked were five of her ex-husband’s sports cigarette cards, each worth £150. Pictures worth £600 were also damaged, giving a total cost of £1,250.

Quibell-Smith, 30, had pleaded guilty to two counts of damaging property at a hearing last month. Occasional removals man, Dale Cronin, said in a statement that he had never seen a house in such a disgusting state: “It was dirty, minging and smelled.”

Sentencing her, Judge Tom Crowther said she had embarked on a “campaign of deliberate destruction” in the house and was “richly deserving” of a custodial sentence. He said her claim to be the sole carer for her children was the only reason she would not be sent to prison.

On the first count, relating to her former father-in-law’s house, she was given a four-month prison sentence, suspended for two years. On the second count regarding her husband’s property she was given a two-month prison sentence, also suspended for two years. They will run concurrently.

She must observe a daily curfew from 8pm until 6am for four months and pay her ex-husband £1,250 as well as £500 prosecution costs within six months.

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11:30am Wed 23 Jul 14

-trigg- says...

Couldn't an order be made for the children to be cared for by their father and a custodial sentence given?

From the actions described it sounds like this woman is far from an ideal role model.
Couldn't an order be made for the children to be cared for by their father and a custodial sentence given? From the actions described it sounds like this woman is far from an ideal role model. -trigg-
  • Score: 21

11:54am Wed 23 Jul 14

Llanmartinangel says...

-trigg- wrote:
Couldn't an order be made for the children to be cared for by their father and a custodial sentence given?

From the actions described it sounds like this woman is far from an ideal role model.
Too true. Weird isn't it, the way judges see the world. The chances of children growing up as balanced and model citizens with that fruit-loop as a guardian are zero, so to suggest they'd be harmed by alternative care arrangements while Mrs Mad was breaking rocks seems daft to me.
[quote][p][bold]-trigg-[/bold] wrote: Couldn't an order be made for the children to be cared for by their father and a custodial sentence given? From the actions described it sounds like this woman is far from an ideal role model.[/p][/quote]Too true. Weird isn't it, the way judges see the world. The chances of children growing up as balanced and model citizens with that fruit-loop as a guardian are zero, so to suggest they'd be harmed by alternative care arrangements while Mrs Mad was breaking rocks seems daft to me. Llanmartinangel
  • Score: 18

12:56pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Abertillery29 says...

How many more times are the Judiciary going to be allowed to use suspended sentences for convicted criminals of both sexs to remain at large. As pointed out above this woman has no moral compass and her children are going to be brought up to accept her behavious as the 'norm'.
How many more times are the Judiciary going to be allowed to use suspended sentences for convicted criminals of both sexs to remain at large. As pointed out above this woman has no moral compass and her children are going to be brought up to accept her behavious as the 'norm'. Abertillery29
  • Score: 11

2:04pm Wed 23 Jul 14

manager111 says...

The Father does not give any support for the children, nor do the Grandparents, the Father can not be the carer as he does not give any care at all. He does not acknowledge the children, once he took off he left them.
The Father does not give any support for the children, nor do the Grandparents, the Father can not be the carer as he does not give any care at all. He does not acknowledge the children, once he took off he left them. manager111
  • Score: 0

4:26pm Wed 23 Jul 14

displayed says...

"He said her claim to be the sole carer for her children was the only reason she would not be sent to prison."

Hell hath no fury, and she is from hell!

She doesn't deserve to live in an ouse she should be in a cave on her own.
To use her own children to take the blame for her immature and infantile behaviour, just beggars belief, what a role model for her children!
She is in self destruct mode; coming to a house nr you very soon...........
"He said her claim to be the sole carer for her children was the only reason she would not be sent to prison." Hell hath no fury, and she is from hell! She doesn't deserve to live in an ouse she should be in a cave on her own. To use her own children to take the blame for her immature and infantile behaviour, just beggars belief, what a role model for her children! She is in self destruct mode; coming to a house nr you very soon........... displayed
  • Score: 3

6:29pm Wed 23 Jul 14

corpardguy says...

As usual in these sort of 'domestics' the kids are in the middle and will suffer the most no matter what happens to their parents. The kids are already on the wrong path thanks to these deviants who could not and will not ever be able to think of anyone else but self.
but this woman deserves jail and probably so does the other 'parent' for abandonment. Surely the courts can make him cough up something? why should I pay to bring his kids up if he is able????
As usual in these sort of 'domestics' the kids are in the middle and will suffer the most no matter what happens to their parents. The kids are already on the wrong path thanks to these deviants who could not and will not ever be able to think of anyone else but self. but this woman deserves jail and probably so does the other 'parent' for abandonment. Surely the courts can make him cough up something? why should I pay to bring his kids up if he is able???? corpardguy
  • Score: 8

9:00pm Wed 23 Jul 14

jimmysmith says...

manager111 wrote:
The Father does not give any support for the children, nor do the Grandparents, the Father can not be the carer as he does not give any care at all. He does not acknowledge the children, once he took off he left them.
theres hundreds of fathers lose touch with their children because of the actions of hateful women ,and this woman is one hateful selfish ****
[quote][p][bold]manager111[/bold] wrote: The Father does not give any support for the children, nor do the Grandparents, the Father can not be the carer as he does not give any care at all. He does not acknowledge the children, once he took off he left them.[/p][/quote]theres hundreds of fathers lose touch with their children because of the actions of hateful women ,and this woman is one hateful selfish **** jimmysmith
  • Score: 4

11:19pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Mongino says...

jimmysmith wrote:
manager111 wrote: The Father does not give any support for the children, nor do the Grandparents, the Father can not be the carer as he does not give any care at all. He does not acknowledge the children, once he took off he left them.
theres hundreds of fathers lose touch with their children because of the actions of hateful women ,and this woman is one hateful selfish ****
Do you know her?
[quote][p][bold]jimmysmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]manager111[/bold] wrote: The Father does not give any support for the children, nor do the Grandparents, the Father can not be the carer as he does not give any care at all. He does not acknowledge the children, once he took off he left them.[/p][/quote]theres hundreds of fathers lose touch with their children because of the actions of hateful women ,and this woman is one hateful selfish ****[/p][/quote]Do you know her? Mongino
  • Score: -3

9:03am Thu 24 Jul 14

Llanmartinangel says...

Mongino wrote:
jimmysmith wrote:
manager111 wrote: The Father does not give any support for the children, nor do the Grandparents, the Father can not be the carer as he does not give any care at all. He does not acknowledge the children, once he took off he left them.
theres hundreds of fathers lose touch with their children because of the actions of hateful women ,and this woman is one hateful selfish ****
Do you know her?
Who would want to ?
[quote][p][bold]Mongino[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimmysmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]manager111[/bold] wrote: The Father does not give any support for the children, nor do the Grandparents, the Father can not be the carer as he does not give any care at all. He does not acknowledge the children, once he took off he left them.[/p][/quote]theres hundreds of fathers lose touch with their children because of the actions of hateful women ,and this woman is one hateful selfish ****[/p][/quote]Do you know her?[/p][/quote]Who would want to ? Llanmartinangel
  • Score: 4

6:59pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Milkmanofhumankindness says...

jimmysmith wrote:
manager111 wrote:
The Father does not give any support for the children, nor do the Grandparents, the Father can not be the carer as he does not give any care at all. He does not acknowledge the children, once he took off he left them.
theres hundreds of fathers lose touch with their children because of the actions of hateful women ,and this woman is one hateful selfish ****
Parental divorce or separation should not mean that children lose the love and care of one of their parents.
If You've lost contact as a parent or a grandparent.
If you are a good parent (fathers & mothers) who needs help, look up FNF.

http://www.fnf.org.u
k/home

Bad uncaring parents need not apply.
[quote][p][bold]jimmysmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]manager111[/bold] wrote: The Father does not give any support for the children, nor do the Grandparents, the Father can not be the carer as he does not give any care at all. He does not acknowledge the children, once he took off he left them.[/p][/quote]theres hundreds of fathers lose touch with their children because of the actions of hateful women ,and this woman is one hateful selfish ****[/p][/quote]Parental divorce or separation should not mean that children lose the love and care of one of their parents. If You've lost contact as a parent or a grandparent. If you are a good parent (fathers & mothers) who needs help, look up FNF. http://www.fnf.org.u k/home Bad uncaring parents need not apply. Milkmanofhumankindness
  • Score: 1

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