A TEENAGER who broke an anti-social behaviour injunction by assaulting his own mother has been jailed.
Nineteen year-old John Leach, formerly of Wood Green, Upton, Wirral, was originally given the two year injunction in August 2006 after making threats towards neighbours during an interview with Wirral anti-social behaviour team.
Leach, who at that time was living with his mother, was banned from entering Stoneridge Court, Beechwood, or threatening to use or using violence against any person residing within the locality.
He was also ordered not to approach three named residents.
The teenager was arrested in January this year for breaching the injunction by slamming his garden gate to avoid being stopped by the police, hitting an officer on the leg. He was jailed for six months.
Leach had been previously remanded in custody awaiting sentence last November for breaching the injunction by causing damage at his home and being abusive towards police officers. He was sentenced to 26 days in prison and ordered to publicly apologise to bo th the court and his mother.
In July this year he was arrested after an incident at his home during which he assaulted his mother – throwing a bucket of liquid over her – and committed criminal damage.
He pleaded guilty to both charges and was sentenced to six weeks’ imprisonment.
He was then taken under police escort to Birkenhead county court where proceedings had been commenced by Wirral anti-social behaviour team for the breaches of the anti-social behaviour injunction and was sentenced to nine months imprisonment for the breaches.
The injunction was extended, banning Leach from the Beechwood estate.
Caroline Laing, manager of Wirral's anti-social behaviour team said: “Leach’s behaviour has placed his neighbours in fear and then turned his behaviour on his mother.
“His behaviour has been entirely unacceptable and we are pleased that the court has emphasised both the seriousness of his behaviour and the strength of the injunction by the lengthy term of imprisonment it has ordered.”
The injunction remains in force until August 16, 2008.