Man dubbed ‘Imp of Satan’ targeted car

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A man once dubbed an “Imp of Satan” when he was one of the first and youngest people placed on an anti social behaviour order is still behaving badly.

Shaun Holt was arrested after throwing a rock at a police car which hit the vehicle’s windscreen.

Holt, 21. of Ashton Road, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly, failing to answer bail and being in breach of a suspended prison sentence imposed for causing damage.

He was sentenced to a 14 day curfew from 7pm to 7am by Blackpool magistrates.

He was also fined £50 with £20 victims’ surcharge, but could not pay immediately so he was ordered to remain in the court precincts until 4pm instead of paying the financial penalties.

Presiding magistrate Michael Hallett told Holt that throwing a rock at a police car was “a very stupid thing to do.”

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said in the early hours of April 30 an officer was driving his patrol car along Bonney Street towards the secure police car park when he saw Holt, who appeared to be waving at him.

Holt then drew his arm back and hurled a small rock which hit the patrol car’s windscreen but did not damage it.

Holt was immediately arrested. Kathryn Jamieson-Sinclair, defending, said that when asked why he wanted to be arrested Holt had said he did not know - it was just drunken silly behaviour.

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