Teen’s threat to relations

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A TEENAGER stole from his grandfather then frightened both his grandparents by threatening to return at night and smash their bedroom window.

Jody Langford, 18, of Gordon Road, Fleetwood, admitted theft and threatening behaviour.

He was bailed for pre-sentence reports with all options including custody to be considered by Blackpool magistrates.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said Langford’s grandfather found his £125 iPod was missing. Langford’s grandmother checked and found her grandson had sold it at the Money Traders shop, Lord Street.

On February 19 Langford turned up at his grandparents home shouting about some clothes he wanted. His grandfather told him they had been sold.

Langford replied: “I’m going to come back tonight and smash your bedroom window.”

When interviewed by police Langford said he had stolen from his grandfather because he had missed an appointment to get benefits and he owed money to his drug dealer.

Patrick Nelligan, defending, said: “There was genuine remorse for his actions. He had a good relationship with his grandparents.”

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