Barrow skateboarder in unprovoked attack
Last updated at 10:55, Friday, 11 October 2013
A TEENAGE skateboarder from Barrow has been banned from the streets after punching a party-goer in the face in an unprovoked attack.
Lewis Andrew Elliot, of St Luke’s Avenue, Barrow, appeared before Furness Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
He was charged with assault on August 26 and failing to take heed of a Section 27 notice on September 21.
The 19-year-old pleaded guilty to both charges.
Mr Lee Dacre, prosecuting, said: “It was 12.30am on September 21 when staff at V40 called police as a group were going around the club trying to start fights. The defendant was identified as one of that group.
“He was asked to leave. He argued and was served with a Section 27 notice and told to leave the area. He was seen again later and again told to leave. He refused and was arrested.
“The other matter happened at 2.30am at a party. The defendant was sat opposite the victim and got up, walked over and punched him in the face with a clenched fist. He was left with a black eye, bruised nose and chipped tooth.
“When people at the party asked him why he did it he said ‘that’s just who I am.’”
Miss Maureen Fawcett, defending, said: “As you have heard, Mr Elliot has admitted the offences. When he was seen by police the second time he had been looking for food.
“The party offence came about because he was playing drinking games and obviously had far too much. He handed himself into the police.
“He is a very good skater and skates across the North West. He has just started college.”
Presiding magistrate Dr Catherine Alexander said he would be under a 7pm to 7am curfew on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from this Friday until April 11. He was also fined £295.
First published at 16:10, Wednesday, 09 October 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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poorly written article
Whilst skateboarding may not have been a factor in the offence. It was certainly a factor in the defence mitigation as it was mentioned in court by his solicitor. Therefore it has become relevant.
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