Drunken rampage teen in court

A TEENAGER went on a drunken rampage after he was refused entry to a nightclub, a court heard.Sam Flory, of Orwell Place, Ipswich, appeared before the town's magistrates where he admitted going on a wrecking spree after a night out on December 16.

A TEENAGER went on a drunken rampage after he was refused entry to a nightclub, a court heard.

Sam Flory, of Orwell Place, Ipswich, appeared before the town's magistrates where he admitted going on a wrecking spree after a night out on December 16.

He pleaded guilty to five counts of criminal damage after damaging doors and windows in Ipswich.

Flory was spotted on CCTV breaking the fire escape door and safety lighting at Zest nightclub, said prosecutor Sandra Dyer.


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The 19-year-old ran off down Princes Street towards the fire station and was later seen walking out of Silence Street, towards Dogs Head Street.

He broke the outside doors of the Fluid shop, then carried on journey of mayhem in Tacket Street where he vandalised a window at Victoria Bakery, a window pane belonging to the Outdoor Shop and two small windows belonging to Anthony Cox.

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The youngster then ran off along Orwell Street, chased by police officers who arrested him.

Ian Duckworth, mitigating, said his client could not remember the incident.

Referring to the incident Mr Duckworth said: "His friends said his behaviour on the night was out of character.

"He genuinely believed his drinks may have been spiked. Having thought about it he believes he must have had too much to drink."

The court heard before he went out, Flory's friend visited him and they had some drink from Poland.

Mr Duckworth said: "He had no animosity towards the people involved. He put it down to I think he was refused entry to the club.

"He is really embarrassed about the whole thing. Something happened totally out of character, out of the blue and there is no reason to it."

Magistrates ordered reports before sentencing on March 31.

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