13-month sentence for Sale man

A 27-YEAR-old Sale man has been sentenced to 13-month imprisonment with a minimum of six months after a hearing in Sale Magistrates Court this week.

Shanan Carroduf plead guilty to a number of dishonesty offences including burglary, theft, assault and drugs possession charges, most relating to incidents in the past month.

Sentence reduced

A MAN who robbed a Sale petrol station in November last year has had his sentence cut by six months, with the accused’s lawyer arguing the sentence was too harsh because the gun was not loaded and the accused felt remorse.

The successful appeal in the Victorian Court of Appeal will see the sentence of Saoloapu Umi, who held up an attendant at the Sale United petrol station on the Sale-Maffra Rd with a co-offender, reduced to six-and-a-half years, with a non parole period of four-and-a-half years.

Umi and his co-offender had been sentenced to eight years in jail for using a shotgun and a large knife to hold up the attendant at the petrol station.