Teenagers sentenced for attack

AN 18-YEAR-old Ipswich man and a 15-year-old girl beat up her ex-boyfriend and stole his belongings, Ipswich Crown Court heard.Dameon Lowe, of Sirdar Road, and his friend, who cannot be named for legal reasons, stumbled across her former boyfriend on July 6 this year.

AN 18-YEAR-old Ipswich man and a 15-year-old girl beat up her ex-boyfriend and stole his belongings, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Dameon Lowe, of Sirdar Road, and his friend, who cannot be named for legal reasons, stumbled across her former boyfriend on July 6 this year.

The 16-year-old youth started to run away from them but had to stop due to his asthma.

Lowe and his co-defendant caught him up in Prospect Street, Ipswich, and began being abusive towards the youth.

The girl then began slapping him and told Lowe that he use to hit her during their 10-week relationship.

Jamie Sawyer, prosecuting, said Lowe pulled the boy to the ground and kicked him in the stomach, head and legs.

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The girl then took his mobile telephone, wallet and keys. Lowe then took the items away.

When Lowe was arrested he was aggressive towards the police officer and kicked him in the leg.

The court heard that Lowe had previous convictions for violence.

Stephen Dyble, for the teenage girl, said his client had problems, which were not disclosed in open court. He said these were why she had become a "delinquent" but were not an excuse for her behaviour.

She pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm and to theft.

Richard Wood, for Lowe, said his client was "immature" for his age and tended to keep the company of younger people. He added that his offending amounted to "school yard bullying".

Lowe pleaded guilty to robbery and assaulting the officer with intent to resist arrest.

Mr Recorder Alan Steynor put the girl on a 12-month supervision order and told her to stay at her mother's town centre address between the hours of 9pm and 7am each day for three months.

Lowe was sent to a young offenders' institute for 18 months.

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