A YOUTH whose actions resisting arrest ended with two police officers in hospital walked free from court.
The sixteen-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was asked to stop by police near to Stanford-le-Hope Railway Station on the 14th May. He ran away, was apprehended by the police but as he resisted, lashed out at the officers, causing damage to their head, arms and legs that required hospital attention.
On being searched, the youth was found to be in possession of three bags of cannabis.
He pled guilty to possession of the drug and to assaulting the officers.
The court heard that the youth, a self confessed drug user, had been subject to a whole host of punishment, curfews and rehabilitation orders but had failed to comply with the vast majority of them.
One reason given for not attending a supervision meeting was that he “couldn’t get up in the morning”.
Magistrate Margaret Caisley told the youth that this was his “last chance”. She revoked his last Rehabilitation Order, replacing it with a new Youth Rehabilitation Order for twelve months.