Teenager given community work after smashing window

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A TEENAGER has been ordered to complete unpaid work after smashing a window during a row with his mother.

Jordan Andrew Green, 18, of High Northgate, Darlington, pleaded guilty to criminal damage and using threatening words and behaviour when he appeared before Darlington Magistrates’ Court.

David Madison, prosecuting, told the court that the two incidents took place on different occasions and involved different members of Green’s family.

He said: “The first offence, of using threatening behaviour, occurred on December 7, when the defendant turned up at his grandmother’s house and was asking for money. His uncle came to help her and Green subjected him to abuse.

“On December 10 he went to his mother’s house, again asking for money, and during the course of the row he punched a window, breaking it.”

Sam Brewster, mitigating, said: “These two offences are fairly similar – on both occasions he was under the influence of drink and turned up to cause trouble. He admits being abusive to his uncle and regrets that .

“In terms of his mother, he was flailing his arms around during the argument but did not intend to break the window. He has self-referred himself for help with his issues around drinking.”

District judge Adrian Lower fined Green £150 for the threatening behaviour against his uncle.

He also gave him a 12 month supervision order for the criminal damage and ordered him to complete 60 hours of unpaid work in the community. He must also pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

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