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Teen kicked police officer in the face and rode dirt bike around school grounds

Laura Kearns 20th Sep, 2018 Updated: 20th Sep, 2018

A TEENAGER has appeared in court after riding a dirt bike around Shipston High School and kicking a police officer in the face.

Johnathan Carter of Donnington Road, Shipston appeared at Leamington Magistrates Court on Tuesday (September 18) charged with a string of offences. The 19-year-old was given a criminal behaviour order.

On June 19 Carter was arrested for riding a small dirt bike at Shipston High School, leisure centre and skate park.

Just days later he was arrested on New Street for being drunk and disorderly. While being arrested he kicked the police officer in the face, causing injuries.

He failed to turn up for a recent court date and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

And after appearing in front of magistrates, he has now been given 120 hours of unpaid work to be completed over 12 months and fines and costs of around £450.

Carter’s was also slapped with a Criminal Behaviour Order which bans him from entering Shipston’s Rugby Club, Sports and Social Club, skate park, leisure centre and high school grounds.

PC Craig Purcell said: “We are pleased with the result, which is the culmination of targeted patrols and evidence gathering over a number of weeks.

“This Criminal Behaviour Order means that among other conditions, Carter will now be unable to enter certain parts of the town or consume alcohol in a public place. If you see him breaching him breaching these conditions, we would encourage you to report it. We take all reports of criminal activity and anti social behaviour seriously.

“Anti-social behaviour can cause misery and distress to those it affects. I can only hope this result serves as a message to others who are involved in this activity – we will investigate and we will continue to work towards keeping Shipston one of the best places to live in the Midlands.”

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