Teen punched boy in canteen

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A TEENAGER punched a 17-year-old boy in the mouth at a college canteen then headbutted another 17-year-old boy at a children’s home.

Jobless Daniel Taylor, 18, of Cheltenham Road, North Shore, pleaded guilty to two offences of assault.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said a youth left a Facebook message telling his ex-girlfriend to watch out for Taylor because he might mess her about. Taylor arrived at the Blackpool College the youth was attending on March 28 and punched him in the face, breaking his glasses which cut his eyelid.

Taylor then went to a children’s home in Blackpool on April 27 where a boy living there said Taylor punched him several times and headbutted him.

Michael Woosnam, defending, said Taylor admitted he had an anger management problem and the incident at the college had prompted him to go to his doctor and ask for help.

Taylor had been at the children’s home because he knew a girl who lived there. He then got drawn into a row between the girl and a boy at the home.

He was sentenced to do 140 hours unpaid work for the community, put on 12 months supervision and ordered to pay each victim £50 compensation plus an extra £183 for the victim at the college for his glasses by Blackpool magistrates.

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