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Teenager jailed after texts to dad

PUBLISHED: 01:31 27 December 2001 | UPDATED: 15:22 03 March 2010

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A LOWESTOFT teenager has been jailed for making his parents lives a misery.

Andrew Price admitted making threats to kill, threatening to destroy property and blackmail at Ipswich Crown Court six months ago.

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A LOWESTOFT teenager has been jailed for making his parents lives a misery.

Andrew Price admitted making threats to kill, threatening to destroy property and blackmail at Ipswich Crown Court six months ago.

Judge John Devaux deferred sentencing 19-year-old Price until now, to see if he could prove his remorse by complying with three conditions.

Price, of Hawthorn Avenue, was to stay out of trouble and in work, was not to contact his parents and was to receive regular counselling.

However the court heard that although Price had been working and law abiding he had sent text messages to his father and had failed to attend counselling sessions.

Judge Devaux said: "On the last occasion you were before me on June 8, I heard how you made your parents' lives a misery. I said you would go to prison if you did not meet three requirements. You failed in respect of two of them. I see no alternative now than to impose a custodial sentence."

Price was sent to a young offenders institute for eight months.


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