One young man who is lucky to be free

MORE than a few eyebrows will be raised at the punishment handed out to a teenager who took part in a dramatic attempted robbery at Barclays Bank in Crouch End last year. Gakmar Gakmar escaped with a suspended sentence and a driving ban for his part in an

MORE than a few eyebrows will be raised at the punishment handed out to a teenager who took part in a dramatic attempted robbery at Barclays Bank in Crouch End last year.

Gakmar Gakmar escaped with a suspended sentence and a driving ban for his part in an incident that could have ended in tragedy. While trying to escape the scene in a stolen car, Gakmar crashed into several vehicles and struck a female cyclist, who was fortunate not to be seriously injured. When police tracked him down two weeks later, almost �2,000 worth of crack cocaine and heroin was found in his flat, enough to suggest that he was not only a user, but a dealer.

The law has taken its course, but it is surprising to say the least that this young man is still free to walk the streets.