A teenager from a family from hell which was given £2,500 by the council to move away from fed-up neighbours appeared in court yesterday.Still, he wasn’t too lonely in the court waiting for his non-punishment, since the rest of his scummy family decided to get in on the action too:
Southampton Youth Court heard how the 14-year-old boy was arrested by police on suspicion of breaking his neighbour’s window where he lived in Millbrook.
When officers led him away to the police van he escaped and ran off along a nearby footpath, the court was told.
An officer gave chase and managed to handcuff the boy, who was later charged with resisting arrest. He admitted the charge in court and was handed a six-month conditional discharge by magistrates yesterday.
On the day of the incident, June 24, four members of the family of ten were arrested in the incident, including the child’s mother. None of the family can be identified for legal reasons.Dear god, what sort of family must they be?
Defending, Sarah Barnard said the boy admitted what he did but said he ran away because he was “fed up of being accused of things and arrested for things” he had not done. She said: “That day I was on the phone to my clients and the neighbours were screaming like harpies before the telephone call ended. It was not one-sided.”What exactly were ‘the neighbours’ screaming? Come to think of it, how do you know it was ‘the neighbours’ who were screaming?
We don’t get to hear that, though…
Sentencing, chairman of the bench Pamela Butt told the boy that he must ensure he gets an education so he can read and write.But just as many of avoiding any punishment at all.
She warned: “If you get into trouble when you are 15, magistrates have far more ways of punishing you than at 14.”
What does anyone think is more likely in this case, since all he received for this offence was a suspended sentence?
No costs were awarded because she said: “We feel the family has enough commitments.”What commitments do they have? I can’t quite figure it out myself.
It’s not like they haven’t got the money to pay court fines, unless they’ve spent the £2500 on flat-screen TVs and beer…