Teens subjected to 'terrifying' attack

A TERRIFIED 17-year-old was left trapped in his car while 30 youths kicked his vehicle, climbed on the roof and smashed a window.

A TERRIFIED 17-year-old was left trapped in his car while 30 youths kicked his vehicle, climbed on the roof and smashed a window.

Three men appeared in court charged with being part of the affray in Felixstowe which happened on June 16.

Lesla Small, prosecuting at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court, said two 17-year-olds had driven to Felixstowe to spend the evening at the amusements.

But at about 9.30pm, near the pier, a group of drunks tried to provoke them into fighting.

She said: “One said 'What are you looking at, do you want to fight me?' He said he didn't want any trouble.

“One of the victims said one of the males got in his face. He said he was scared and said 'they wanted a fight, they started to push us'.”

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Ms Small said the victims, who cannot be named because of their age, tried to get into their cars but one dropped his keys and was hit on the back of his head as he bent down to pick them up.

She added: “He managed to get in the car and lock the door. There was a punch to the passenger side window and that was smashed and they were climbing on the top of the car.

“He was trying to start the car up but was unable to. People were kicking and punching the vehicle.”

Ms Small said eventually both men got away in their cars and called the police.

The victims picked out two 17-year-olds, who can not be named, and 18-year-old Joe Smith in an identity parade.

All three pleaded guilty to affray.

One of the 17-year-olds, who is in the army, was fined £300 and told to pay £80 costs. The other was told to return to Youth Court today to be sentenced.

Smith who is currently serving seven months at Norwich Prison for disqualified driving was sentenced to a further 56 days in jail.

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