Violent pair given three-year Asbos for catalogue of crimes
TWO violent robbers who were locked up after a terrifying axe-wielding raid at a shop – and a string of other offences – have been given antisocial behaviour orders after bringing misery to many people.
Declan McLaughlin, 15, of Carnforth Crescent, Grimsby, and Kyle Hargreaves, 16, of Manby Road, Immingham, were each given three-year Asbos by Grimsby magistrates, after amassing a catalogue of offences.
Their latest offence saw them steal a case of lager from the Spar shop, in Cleethorpes' Brereton Avenue, after threatening a lone female shop worker with an axe, at about 10.15pm on November 22.
Both had been locked up at Grimsby Crown Court a few weeks earlier.
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McLaughlin had been given a 20-month detention and training order for robbery, burglary and theft, and Hargreaves received a similar order of 10 months for robbery.
McLaughlin was also sentenced by the magistrates at the later hearing for other offences, including possessing a knife on September 27, burglary and theft between June 2 and 4, and theft from a vehicle on July 26.
Hargreaves was sentenced for assault on August 6, in which he bit a security guard on the arm at Freshney Place, assaulting a constable in the execution of his duty on October 7 and two theft offences.
He was also sentenced for offences of assaulting a police community support officer and a detention officer on September 21.
He had been seen by a police support officer in Wellowgate, Grimsby, and was drinking under-age from a can of lager while inside an alcohol-free zone.
When she tried to remove the can from Hargreaves, he became aggressive and lunged at her with the can in his hand and hit her in the face, causing a swollen lip.
His aggressive behaviour continued in the custody suite at Grimsby police station, where he threw a hot drink and food over a detention officer.
McLaughlin and Hargreaves were each given four-month detention and training orders for the offences dealt with by the magistrates, to run concurrently with the Grimsby Crown Court sentences.
The teenagers were represented during the Asbo hearing by Gary Bulbeck, who did not oppose the orders.
After the court hearing, Inspector Steve Lynn, neighbourhood policing team inspector said: "These two have, by their blatant violent and criminal behaviour, made the lives of quite a lot of people miserable.
"Alongside the youth custody they have been given, I am pleased that the court has been persuaded to provide even more effective protection to our community by giving them the Asbos.
"I hope that the pair consider their futures and decide that their best bet is to stop taking drugs and alcohol and to behave when they are released.
"If they do not, all that will happen is that they will be bounced back into the court system and in to custody. Either way, they will be watched very closely indeed."