Youngster banned from pubs

A HADLEIGH teenager is £2,350 out of pocket today and has been banned from drinking in pubs in the town for three years after injuring two women when he threw a stone through a pub window.

A HADLEIGH teenager is £2,350 out of pocket today and has been banned from drinking in pubs in the town for three years after injuring two women when he threw a stone through a pub window.

Jordan Munson, 19, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court for sentencing after admitting five charges, including assault and criminal damage, in Hadleigh on October 28 2006.

Simon Spence, prosecuting said Munson had drunk 10 pints of lager as well as alcopops prior to taking a crate of alcopops from an outbuilding at the Ram Pub in Hadleigh.

The landlady at the pub spotted him and another man take the drinks and the pair fled after she shouted at them saying she would call police.

Munson returned later and threw a stone through a window of the pub sending shards of glass flying at people inside. One woman suffered a two-inch cut to her back while another suffered a cut foot.

Mr Spence said the offences put Munson in breach of a 12-month conditional discharge imposed in September 2006 for disorderly behaviour. On that occasion he exposed himself to a member of staff at a Co-op store in Hadleigh after being refused service because he was drunk.

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Charles Myatt, mitigating said his client recognised he has a drink problem and has “realised the error of his ways”. Mr Myatt said: “He recognises he's responsible for his behaviour and level of alcohol abuse. He's made a change to his lifestyle and re-established interest in keeping fit and playing football. These offences have been a total wake up call for him”.

Judge John Devaux sentenced Munson of Clopton Gardens, Hadleigh to a total of eight months in prison suspended for 18 months for the two assaults, criminal damage and theft offences. He was also made subject to an 18-month supervision order and a four-month curfew order between 7pm and 5am. He was handed a three-year criminal ASBO, which includes conditions excluding him from licensed premises in Hadleigh.

He was ordered to pay a total of £1,350 in compensation for the broken window and the injuries sustained by the two women as well as a fine of £250 for the breach of conditional discharge and £750 in costs.

Judge Devaux said: “You're young for your age and need to grow up”.