London, Nov 12 (ANI): A Brit businessman, who had been jailed for possessing a handgun, is to be freed, as he is unable to cope with the prison food.
Andrew Richardson, 49, who had admitted to possessing a gun and ammunition without a licence, told judges that the "bangers and mash" diet he was served in prison had played havoc with his fragile health.
And his barrister, Tom Allen, presented medical evidence to suggest "a diet of sausage and mash" and lack of exercise made Richardson, a consultant, of Wymondham, Norfolk, ill.
Richardson, who is being held at Hollesley Bay prison near Woodbridge, Suffolk, had in August needed a quadruple heart bypass.
"His cholesterol level went up and he was told by doctors he should be on a healthy diet, but it wasn't forthcoming," the Sun quoted Richardson's dad David, 72, as saying.
But now he will be out in days after the Appeal Court slashed his three-year sentence to 16 months, with Justice Owen saying these "wholly exceptional circumstances" were enough to cut the sentence. (ANI)