Bateman sentenced two years for Fraser logbook theft


Pic: Metropolitan Police

Alex Bateman was sentenced today to two years imprisonment for the theft of Flt Sgt John Fraser’s logbook. Describing his act as a ‘despicable offence’ in which he abused the trust placed on him, Judge John Dodd QC said that it remained a mystery what Bateman did with the logbook which had been loaned to him by the Dambuster’s widow, Doris Fraser.
Speaking afterwards, Fraser’s daughter Shere said: ‘It is difficult to express the emotions I feel today, but one word best describes it – relief. The stolen logbook to anyone else is just a commodity. To us it is a reminder of a loved and cherished man. Due to the greed of a dishonest man, an integral part of my family’s history has been stolen from us.’

11 thoughts on “Bateman sentenced two years for Fraser logbook theft

  1. Dom Howard February 10, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    A great shame he doesnt have the decency to let Shere and her Mother know what really happened to the log book

  2. Jim Heather February 10, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    I hope he is jailed for the full sentence less time served. Congratulations to Shere Fraser for her incredible tenacity. if not for her, this crime would have go unpunished.

    • Jim Heather February 10, 2017 / 3:02 pm

      my mistake “this crime would have gone unpunished.”

  3. Maureen Gray February 10, 2017 / 3:03 pm

    Such a shame that he has been so dishonest as he was very trusted by a lot of people & someone must know where the log book is , hopefully it will reappear , I sinecerely hope so .

  4. priscilla littmoden February 10, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    Good, justice prevails but the loss of the logbook is devastating.

  5. Tony February 10, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    Sentence nowhere near long enough, should have got two years if he disclosed the whereabouts of the logbook. Should have got 4 to 5 years for not telling where the logbook is hidden , or who he sold it to.

  6. Ben February 10, 2017 / 6:39 pm

    He will have hidden that log book away somewhere. This poor family might yet have it returned.

  7. Darryl Nugent February 10, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    Can we assume that he will be incarcerated immediately but the two year sentence will begin as soon as he reveals the whereabouts of the log book?Nice thought  Darryl NugentRel FSgt John P Nugent Y York

    • Dom Howard February 11, 2017 / 12:20 pm

      He was already in prsion Darryl, when found gulty in Jan, the Judge held him in remand untill sentence yesterday


  8. Dave Masterson February 10, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    This man is a low life dog for what he has done. I hope the log book is found and returned. Such a terrible breach of trust.

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