June 27, 2007

New jail term for BNP leader's son

A prolific criminal and son of the leader of the BNP in Sandwell is back behind bars after a high-speed car chase.

Ricky Lloyd, 20-year-old son of Tipton councillor Jim Lloyd, took his mother's car just 18 days after being released on licence after previously being given three years' detention for attempted robbery. Coun Lloyd, who represents Princes End, admitted today he was "tearing his hair out" over his son but hoped that this latest sentence would help him finally see the light.

Wolverhampton Crown Court was told that Lloyd drove the car at more than 60 miles an hour in a 40mph limit. The court heard that Lloyd, who has been in trouble with the police since the age of 14 and has been branded one of the most prolific offenders in Sandwell, ignored red lights and swerved into the middle of the road while being pursued by police.

Recorder Peter Cooke told Lloyd he had shown a "cavalier disregard" for the safety of other people.

The court was told that Lloyd took his mother Sandra's car from outside the family home in High Street, Princes End, Tipton, at 1am on March 16. Lloyd admitted dangerous driving and driving while disqualified. He was given six months detention and banned from driving for two years.

Coun Lloyd, opening his heart [oh please] to the Black Country Mail today, said that Ricky, who will be 21 in October and will then be moved to an adult prison, did not have a driving licence and had driven to Brierley Hill to pick up a friend when he was spotted by CCTV cameras.

"Ricky committed the latest sentence while on an 18-month licence for the previous offence of attempted robbery. He will probably now have to serve the rest of the earlier sentence as well as this latest term and it will be at least November next year before he is allowed out. I can only hope this is the last time he is 'banged up'."

Coun Lloyd said he'd offered Ricky a job with his firm but Ricky had got into trouble before he had chance to take up the position.

Birmingham Mail

[A bit too much sympathy in that article for our liking. Read this and this to get a better perspective on the Lloyds]

1 comment:

john p said...

That is quite a soft and sympathetic article. Is there any link with the journo who wrote the piece Steve Johnson and the East Herts BNP organiser Steven Johnson?.
I'm more than likely barking up the wrong tree but I'm sure I remember a journo with a brummie paper had links to the BNP.