Girl, 16, threw dog mess at man's window
AN IPSWICH teenager who was part of a gang who threw bags of dog excrement at a man's window has been sentenced to a two year restraining order.The 16-year-old girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was one of a group who harassed the man over a period of time, throwing stones, kicking a football against his wall and shouting.
By Amanda Cresswell
A teenager who was part of a gang who threw bags of dog excrement at a man's window has been sentenced to a two-year restraining order.
The 16-year-old Ipswich girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was one of a group who harassed the man over a period of time.
They threw stones, kicked a football against his wall, and shouted.
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The youngster took part in harassing the victim between April and September last year, youth court magistrates were told.
"The man was the victim of continued harassment over a period of time from a group of youths," said David Taylor, prosecuting.
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"He produced a 14-page list of incidents, things like playing football against his wall, kicking a football at his window, throwing stones and drawing with lipstick on his door.
"On September 11 or 12 he saw a group of youths outside with plastic bags containing dog mess, which was thrown at his windows. It was a group enterprise."
John Hughes, mitigating, said the teenager left school in July and lives at home with her mother, who has five children.
She is looking for work and lack of finances means she leads "a very solitary existence."
Bench chairman Nicholas Ridley sentenced her to a 20-hour reparations order for her to make good the wrongs. This is to carried out over a period of three months, and is in addition to the restraining order.