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Shipston teenager convicted for assault and anti-social behaviour

A 19-year-old has been convicted and given a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) for an assault and anti-social behaviour offences.

Johnathan Carter of Donnington Road, Shipston, appeared at Leamington Magistrates' Court on Tuesday (18 September).Johnathan Carter Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
Johnathan Carter

On 23 June this year, he was arrested for being drunk and disorderly on New Street, Shipston. In the process of being arrested, he kicked a police officer to the face, causing him to sustain facial injuries. At the same time, he was also arrested for riding a non road-legal pit bike at Shipston High School, Leisure Centre and skate park on 19 June.

He was charged with all three offences, and later failed to attend at court on Friday 14 September where he was convicted in his absence.

A warrant was issued for his arrest and on Tuesday he was arrested and put before the same court for sentencing, where he was issued with 120 hours unpaid work to be completed within 12 months, plus fines and costs totalling £455.

Alongside this sentence, Carter was issued with a two year Criminal Behaviour Order which means he cannot:

1) Enter the areas defined on the map to include Shipston Rugby Club, Shipston Sports and Social Club and grounds, Shipston Skate Park, Leisure Centre and High School grounds.

2) Make use of any mechanically propelled vehicle on common land or for off-road purposes

3) Cause harassment, alarm or distress to any residents of Shipston-on-Stour.

4) Consume or be under the influence of alcohol or drugs in a public place.

He also has requirements to attend a programme. Any breaches could lead to arrest and further prosecution.

Following the sentencing, PC Craig Purcell from Shipston Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: "We are pleased with today's result, which is the culmination of targeted patrols and evidence gathering over a number of weeks.

"This Criminal Behaviour Order means that amongst other conditions, Carter will now be unable to enter certain parts of the town or consume alcohol in a public place. If you see him breaching him breaching these conditions, we would encourage you to report it. We take all reports of criminal activity and anti social behaviour seriously.

"Anti-social behaviour can cause misery and distress to those it affects. I can only hope today's court result serves as a message to others who are involved in this activity - we will investigate and we will continue to work towards keeping Shipston one of the best places to live in the Midlands."

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Issued: 4.45pm, Wednesday 19 September, HCB, Corporate Communications

Published 19/09/18