Homeless Stanislaw Skupian sentenced to 16 weeks after taking figure athlete dropped

A London marathon impostor who swiped a lost hasten count to witness” a fantasy is true” has been jailed for 16 weeks.

Stanislaw Skupian intersected the finishing line with legitimate smuggler Jake Halliday’s number after discerning it 300 metres from the end of the 26.2 -mile race, Uxbridge magistrates court sounded on Thursday.

The homeless 38 -year-old was pictured celebrating with a finisher’s medal on 22 April.

Halliday, who was moving for the kindnes Bloodwise, drooped his multitude after stopping short of the finishing line to take off his T-shirt during the hottest London marathon on record.

Friends subsequently told him someone had been portrait celebrating with his quantity, with Halliday saying he was ” sickened”, special courts heard.

Defending, Jameela Jamroz said Skupian, a father of one, concealed aspirations of running the race and had started trained for it.

She said:” He wanted to be there, he was evoked. He wanted to see the runners.

” He says by chance he saw a race identifier on the floor.

” In his enthusiasm he picked up the identifier envisioning this was his opportunity to compete in the marathon and that this was in fact a dreaming is true for him.

” He joined in the marathon and accomplished the latter part of the race.

” At the time he hadn’t fully quite appreciated that he was doing anything wrong.

” He dedicated its implementation of it to his seven-year-old son and to homeless people to induce them that good things can happen to those that are less fortunate .”

The London marathon chief executive, Nick Bitel, said the episode could be used to impairment the honour and soundnes of the race, considered to be one of best available organised in countries around the world, the court heard.

Skupian has lived in the UK for around 11 times and suffered material neck trauma in a serious automobile disintegrate at the end of last year, pressuring him to take sick leave from a gratifying commerce position, Jamroz said.

Around the same time he separated from his wife and became homeless.

Shortly before the race Skupian suffered a short, temporary dislocation in his psychological state, she added.

He was apprehended after police researched the multi-faith prayer area at Heathrow airport, where he was acquired with items including a primary school worker’s ID card and a pink diary impounding overtime hours worked by airline staff.

Skupian deemed international airports as a temporary dwelling and would pick up left-behind objects to pass to lost dimension, claiming he was going to return its consideration of this agenda item, special courts heard.

Skupian, who wore a grey jumper and used a Polish translator, pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity last month to scam by false-hearted representation and to three unrelated weighs of theft.

” The offences are so serious as simply a prison sentence will be sufficient ,” magistrate Michael O’Gorman said.

Skupian was sentenced to 13 weeks for the cases of fraud and three weeks for the crime offences, to be served consecutively.

He was also given a criminal action prescribe censoring him from Heathrow airport for three years unless he had a pre-booked flight ticket for the working day.


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