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Leiston: Couple's message to knife raider: 'We forgive you'

There are 26 comments on the East Anglian Daily Times story from Dec 5, 2012, titled Leiston: Couple's message to knife raider: 'We forgive you'. In it, East Anglian Daily Times reports that:

THE VICTIMS of a terrifying knife-point burglary last night told the former soldier who broke into their home: "We forgive you." Retired vicar Reverend Basil Jenkyns and his wife Jean, both in their 80s, said their concern now was for the welfare of teenager Kenneth Doyle after he was sentenced to four years in prison.

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unnamed

UK

#1 Dec 5, 2012
The cuple actually told cort they wanted him sent down for 9 years he is a troubled boy whos life in the army was ovs so bad he had to resort to doing this he had no intentiom on herting them fact....
chris

UK

#2 Dec 5, 2012
Kenneth is a hard working good lad who was abusedin the army and needed a way out i no people who have killed and got a shorter sentence outragouse
kenneth Doyle father

UK

#3 Jan 15, 2013
Kenneth is my Son and has lived with his Mother and her men since the age of 7, his up bringing hasn't been very nice with the Mothers men all abusing him in some way, the lattest one who married his mother was himself a soilder and it was him who forced Kenneth to join the army even though he didn't want to,he wanted to tell all his ex army friends hisson was a soldier, prat, his mother and Mark Ball are to blame for my Son Kenneth doing what he did,I feel so sorry for my son and thank God the two old people didn't have a heart attack at the time, I also believe the Mother told Ken what house to go to.
Anonymous

UK

#5 Jan 16, 2013
This is to Ken's father. I'm Ken's girlfriend, i've known him since we were both 11 years old. I know for a fact that this has nothing to do with the way Ken's mother and her husband have brought him up. Have you considered the fact that this may be your fault for the way he's turned out? After all, you've done time in prison for beating his mother, that's not exactly being a good role model for your children, is it? Or maybe it's your lack of parenting? When was the last time you even saw your son? How can you comment on his mother's bad parenting if you've not even been a parent to Ken? Surely if you were concerned about the way Ken was being brought up you would have done something about it, that's what any good parent would do anyway. The only reason you've just recently tried to contact Ken is because he's in prison and your happy to blame everything on his mother. Have you even wondered why Ken hasn't written back to you? Take the hint.
kenneth Doyle father

UK

#6 Jan 16, 2013
This is to Kens girlfriend that has been with him since 11, lol, Hi how are you,for your imfo I've never been able to have any contact with any of my kids since His Mother chose heroin, then alcohol, it's hard to see your kids when you got junkies making things hard, I spent 6yrs going threw the courts for a contact order to be told I couldnt see them, then a few months after the final hearing I get a call from social services telling me she doesnt want the kids anymore,poor kids, I didnt know how to be a single parent but I did the best I could, Mark wanted James first to go into the army but he failed his army test, so they took Kenneth from me, Kenneth came to see me last june and we got on great, I took him to Luton and he had a great time, lol, he begged me not to tell his mother he spoke to me as he didnt want her to find out, Ken ant wrote back to me because he is ashamed of what he did, and I blame Mark his mothers husband for forcing my son to do something he didnt want to do in the first place, the mother took jack from me onec just for benifit money, got him a job in the co-op just to make him steel, he got caught, and I blame the mother for that aswell, I love my son and have only ever wanted his to do well, he is a great footballer and thats what he should have don, not making Mark Balls dreams come true having a son in the same reg as he was, it's pathetic how Kens Mother and her husband has distroyed my Sons life.
kenneth Doyle father

UK

#7 Jan 16, 2013
For any body else who wants to have a dig at me for blaming Kens Mother and her Husband Mark Ball for the down fall of my Sons life, let me tell you something, I dont tell lies, I dont make things up, If it was up to Mark Ball he would have all my Sons joining the army, James was either to stupid to pass the test or he was one step infront of Mark and failed on purpose so he didnt have to do it, Ken passed the test and just wanted to make his mum happy along with having to give her some of his wages,my youngest Son still lives with me he knows better, I felt sick when I found out Ken got 4years, then when I heard about what he did, it had his mothers name written all over it, My Son is a good boy, there's not a bad bone in his body, he must have been living in hell in the army to have taken his mothers advice and do something this stupid,
kenneth Doyle father

UK

#8 Jan 16, 2013
When you have children to a woman who puts herself first before her children, as a father you know there's going to be trouble ahead,I never saw much of Ken when he was growing up because of his mothers adictions to heroin alcohol and blokes,I tried my best for 6yrs to get them from her but failed as the court was held in her home town and I lived 100miles away, I was never going to win even though his mother was a junkie at the time, my poor kids have been mentally abused by her blokes, and now this has happened to my Son, I wrote to the judge who told me I couldn't have a contact order and how he made the wrong judgment, I have a letter from him saying how sorry he was, social services always back the mothers and the judge had to follow their lead he wrote, I wrote a poem about social services just after the final hearing, I'll post it,
kenneth Doyle father

UK

#10 Jan 16, 2013
Social services are a bloody joke and I'm sure that most will agree,
Sticking their nose into all your business on intelligence they found by a tree,
They come to your door all shapes and sizes but mostly young and stupid
Accompanied by their little lap dog who at times resemble Rupert, Hi.
Information received makes them believe life isn't all what it seems
Writing their books with that sad sorry look unaware their dictating a dream
One lie after another and the clowns from the social agree, Fathers tell lies which isn't a surprise texting short hand to keep up to speed
At times they get grief but stand firm with a speach thats practiced when ever there's a fuss,
Sticks and stones will brake our bones but names will never hurt us,
The courts demand professionals but this lot turn up in their place
It's just another drama to them and what should be a matching red face
It's ok to have a pop at them, yes it is, I'd like to give them the hose,
When they say their at home revising a case
Their out clubbing rub rubbing their nose
At the end of the day they'll all have their say
Whether it's true or not
To them it's a wage and not a crusade
To help save the kids from the rot,
anonnnnnmous

Stockport, UK

#28 Jan 16, 2013
hi
meeeeeeeeeeeeee

Stockport, UK

#29 Jan 16, 2013
yea uve just spoken to ken he is in jail is that the best u got drink ken drinks more than me hahahahahahaha well not for a while now hahahahahahahahahahaha
meeeeeeeeeeeeee

Stockport, UK

#30 Jan 16, 2013
obviously u aint got nothing better to do otherwise u wouldnt keep commenting go do some work lol earn ur money
meeeeeeeeeeeeee

Stockport, UK

#33 Jan 16, 2013
Retired vicar forgives knife-wielding teenager who broke into his home and threatened his wife
A retired vicar and his wife who were subjected to a terrifying ordeal when a knife-wielding teenager broke into their home have decided to forgive him, in an act of Christian compassion.
meeeeeeeeeeeeee

Stockport, UK

#34 Jan 16, 2013
Kenneth Doyle, a 17-year-old Grenadier guardsman, burst into the bedroom of the Reverend Basil Jenkyns late at night and held a knife to the face of his wife Jean.
But the vicar, who was Canon of Wells Cathedral in Somerset, said:“I bear him no malice whatsoever. I say ‘forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us’ every Sunday. If you can’t put those words into practice, it’s a bad job.”
Canon Jenkyns said he felt “terribly bad” about Doyle, who was sentenced to four years in a Young Offenders’ Institute after admitting robbery and drink driving.
He said he and his wife, who are both in their Kenneth Doyle, a 17-year-old Grenadier guardsman, burst into the bedroom of the Reverend Basil Jenkyns late at night and held a knife to the face of his wife Jean.
But the vicar, who was Canon of Wells Cathedral in Somerset, said:“I bear him no malice whatsoever. I say ‘forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us’ every Sunday. If you can’t put those words into practice, it’s a bad job.”
Canon Jenkyns said he felt “terribly bad” about Doyle, who was sentenced to four years in a Young Offenders’ Institute after admitting robbery and drink driving.
He said he and his wife, who are both in their 80s, had hoped the teenager would be spared jail.
Doyle targeted the couple’s home in Leiston, near Ipswich, Suffolk, at about 2.30am in July this year., had hoped the teenager would be spared jail.
Doyle targeted the couple’s home in Leiston, near Ipswich, Suffolk, at about 2.30am in July this year.
meeeeeeeeeeeeee

Stockport, UK

#35 Jan 16, 2013
Kenneth Doyle, a 17-year-old Grenadier guardsman, burst into the bedroom of the Reverend Basil Jenkyns late at night and held a knife to the face of his wife Jean.
But the vicar, who was Canon of Wells Cathedral in Somerset, said:“I bear him no malice whatsoever. I say ‘forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us’ every Sunday. If you can’t put those words into practice, it’s a bad job.”
Canon Jenkyns said he felt “terribly bad” about Doyle, who was sentenced to four years in a Young Offenders’ Institute after admitting robbery and drink driving.
He said he and his wife, who are both 11O YEARS OLD had hoped the teenager would be spared jail.
Doyle targeted the couple’s home in Leiston, near Ipswich, Suffolk, at about 2.30am in July this year.
meeeeeeeeeeeeee

Stockport, UK

#37 Jan 16, 2013
Ipswich Crown Court heard that he was so desperate to leave the Army that he went absent without leave and carried out the knife raid as a “spectacularly stupid” way of getting out.
He had been drinking before kicking the door down and holding the knife to Mrs Jenkyns as he demanded their car keys.
Canon Jenkyns tried to calm him down and called him a “bloody loony” for getting into such serious trouble.
Doyle then fled in the couple’s Vauxhall Corsa before stopping a mile down the road, where a police officer who approached the car heard sobbing.
The soldier told him:“I’ve done a stupid thing. I didn’t want to be in the Army any more. I just want to go to prison.”
Sentencing Doyle, Judge David Goodin said:“It is difficult to imagine anything more frightening short of a fatality.”
David Wilson, defending, said the teenager had joined the Army after leaving school to support his family who were in debt but had been unhappy and had broken into the Jenkyns’ home as a “spectacularly stupid” way of getting out.
Canon Jenkyns said:“I just think he was an idiot. I’m just incredibly thankful he came to us and did not go to one of the other houses close “I would not like to see him damaged for life and want him to learn from it and be able to pick himself up. But I think he will have a heck of a job.
“He needs to realise what he did was criminal but I think society needs to think of how do we stop this chap going down the wrong road in future.
“This is going to destroy his life. I feel terribly bad about that because he’s only 18. He’s hurt his family. In one moment of sheer lunacy he’s wrecked his life.”
Recalling the moment Doyle confronted him, Canon Jenkyns said:“I said ‘you are a bloody loony’ you will be in serious, serious trouble for all this.
“He said ‘I am already, I’m AWOL’. I wasn’t quite sure whether it was a dream. It was all over so quickly. The police were marvellous.

”KENNETH ALSO STATED THAT HE BLAMES HIS HORRID ORDEAL SOLEY ON HIS MOTHER AS IT WAS HER THAT FORCED HIM TO SIGN UP TO PAY THERE OUTSTANDING DEPTS OFF AND THAT HE NEVER WANTED TO JOIN UP IN THE FIRST PLACE HE WAS HAPPY ENOUGH TO GO ON THE DOLE ,..,,.,,.
meeeeeeeeeeeeee

Stockport, UK

#39 Jan 16, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
Yes, thats clearly what we're sposed to be commenting about. Not slagging off his family.
u dont half talk some bull lol
meeeeeeeeeeeeee

Stockport, UK

#40 Jan 16, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
Bollocks.
wat more proof do u need he was drunk and u always tell the trith wen ur drunk so there u go ,..,,..,.,
the mother

Thetford, UK

#42 Jan 16, 2013
i have just been told what is being said on this site none of you know the truth and im not going to explain myself all night because i do not need too everything that the doyle clan has said is compleatly untrue i left this man after eleven years of violance it has been fifteen years since i left him and still he cannot leave me alone instead of spending your life writting sick poems get a job instead of worring about what me and my children are doing yes thats right get a job our children have never wanted to know you as you beat there mum they dont want to know you because u beat them kenneth done what he done because foolishly he done what he did to get out of the army and it got out of control as hid been out celabrating his birthday with his brother and was very drunk no excuse but defo a fact and now his paying for what his done so ken go and get a job leave me and my family alone as my husband whos worked all his life is a decent man who has paid for looked after and been there for yes your children now you can write pages more on this subject as you have so much time on your hands while my husbands wages pay for your pot habbit and the taxes he pays feeds yor rather large body you have no right to call me any nastie horrible names i do not care what people believe as all my children have phoned me today and said dont worrie mum we know the truth and there you have it people the truth not that its anybody elses business he is a very disturbed man which is why he hasnt got his children and anybody with any decency would not fuel this mans nastiness by given him the plesure of knowing that your reading his nastie made up storys goodbye and leave me alone ken its been fifteen years starting to look a bit wierd x
kenneth Doyle father

UK

#43 Jan 16, 2013
Never believe an angry mother
adele

UK

#44 Jan 17, 2013
Ok ok 1st of all ken doyle you need to no and relise that ur never going to get my mother back so maybe you should jog on and stop living in ur dream world coz news flash your only going to be very disapointed the only reason your even talking about kenneth is coz in ur sick twisted head this is ur way of getting atention of mum do u not relise how despret and perfetic you look its imbarrising i feel sorry for u and you can slag us all of and say what you want but you will never get what you want coz every time you punched kicked slaped are mother you bort us all closer to mum grow up you perfetic man and get a life garys tolf me alot about stuff you lot have got up to and to be honest its sickening maybe you should pick on ur own mother and question y it is you turned out to be a women beating drug dealing pimp hay over n out you waist of space

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