Hartlepool teen gets suspended sentence for assault

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A Hartlepool man was given a suspended sentence for charges including assault.

Teenager Joshua Walker was given a 12-week sentence, suspended for two years, when he appeared before Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court via a video link from custody.

Walker, 19, from the town’s Shields Terrace, pleaded guilty to a string of offences including threatening behaviour towards Mathew Baillie and a police officer, possessing an offensive weapon, which was a bottle of vodka, in a public place, criminal damage by smashing a window and assaulting Neil Allison.

The magistrates also placed the defendant on a restraining order, which will run for two years, banning him for contacting Neil Allison or Natasha Allison by any means including electronically or in person.

Walker was also ordered to attend 35 rehabilitation days and do 100 hours of unpaid work.

He was ordered to pay £180 court charge and a total of £205 in compensation, at a rate of £10 per fortnight.