Teens banned from drinking in public

TWO teenagers are banned from drinking alcohol in public places today after an attack on a member of the public in Woodbridge.Craig Pugh, 19, was convicted of common assault when he appeared at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court.

TWO teenagers are banned from drinking alcohol in public places today after an attack on a member of the public in Woodbridge.

Craig Pugh, 19, was convicted of common assault when he appeared at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court.

The teenager, of Fitzwilliam Close, Woodbridge attacked a member of the public at the town's Turban Centre on the evening of December 4, 2006.

The victim suffered reddening to the face and a small nick to the nose and inside lip.

On the same day Kyle Beard, 18, of Main Road, Sutton damaged property in the Turban Centre.

Both were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the offences.

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Beard was ordered to undertake 60 hours of unpaid work in the community.

Pugh was sent to prison for 22 days for the unprovoked attack and both teenagers were given criminal anti-social behaviour orders (Crasbos).

The orders ban both Beard and Pugh from drinking in public places, save for licensed premises, for the next year.

However, Beard is already banned from every pub in Ipswich and Woodbridge, after an incident outside Fire and Ice nightclub in Tacket Street, Ipswich on July 28.

Beard was escorted from the club by door staff when he became embroiled in a row with a group of youths and was seen brandishing a can.

He pleaded guilty, at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court, to having an offensive weapon in a public place and using threatening words or behaviour.

He was ordered to do 60 hours unpaid work in the community for that offence, banned from pubs in the two towns for one year and sentenced to 16 weeks in prison suspended for one year.

Do you think Crasbos are a good idea? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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