Ally Law, 22 and Ryan Taylor, 26 were last week sentenced to 40-hours of unpaid work after they illegally entered the UK’s largest indoor ski slope, Snozone Escape in Milton Keynes, in November 2017. The pair hid inside the center for hours until it closed at around 11 pm and then used the slope until 5 am to film a video where they made the most of having the slope to themselves.
The two YouTubers, who have millions of views on their YouTube channels, will not be prosecuted for allegedly stealing a cup of tea after a judge claimed it was a waste of a crown court’s time. They were accused of stealing ‘hot beverages’ when they were instead prosecuted for abstracting electricity when they entered the indoor snow slope complex. They were accused of dishonestly using a quantity of electricity without due authority when they switched on various equipment. The pair pleaded guilty to the offense.
Earlier, before it was confirmed that the hot drink burglary charge would be left on file, Judge Catherine Tulk said:
‘I just don’t think that this is the correct forum to be giving these two young men the oxygen of publicity.’ She added: ‘I don’t think it is a good use of a Crown Court’s time.’
The judge said that her time and the time of three counsel was being used up ‘just so it can go all over YouTube when they (Law and Taylor) go home tonight’. Prosecutor Michael Tanney told the court the electricity used would have amounted to a ‘considerable cost’.