Angry teenager brandished bottle at staff from children's unit in Cleethorpes
AGGRESSIVE teenager Joshua Jackson hurled abuse, made menacing threats and angrily brandished a broken bottle at staff from a children’s unit, a court heard.
Jackson, 18, of Orwell Street, Grimsby, admitted affray on December 26.
Michael Rawlinson, prosecuting, told Grimsby Crown Court that Jackson became aggressive after going to a residential children’s unit in Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes, at about 9.15pm. He kicked a door five or six times.
Staff told him to leave, but he became more aggressive and warned them: “I am going to smash your head in.”
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He lunged towards member of staff Shaun Cutting with his fists raised, but Mr Cutting managed to parry him away.
Jackson kicked out at him, shouted threats and threw five or six punches but Mr Cutting managed to fend him off.
Another staff member, Stuart Riley, tried to remove Jackson from the garden, but the teenager armed himself with a bottle and smashed it on railings, leaving just a jagged edge sticking out from his hand.
He raised the broken bottle aggressively in the air and yelled.
Mr Riley grabbed hold of Jackson and he was dragged to the ground and the broken bottle was taken. He continued being abusive.
Tom Ledden, mitigating, said: “This behaviour was as a result of stupidity, immaturity and an inability to control his emotions, particularly when he is under the influence of alcohol.”
Jackson was extremely remorseful and was undertaking a mechanics course at Grimsby Institute.
Judge David Tremberg told Jackson: “Your victims had done nothing to provoke you or wind you up.”
Sentence was deferred until July 19 so Jackson can prove he can keep out of trouble.