Yob to pay compensation for assault and damage

Law and order
Law and order

A JAIL sentence hangs over a yob who attacked a north Derbyshire man and then damaged a car.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard how boozy Ross Kemp, 21, of Railway Cottages, Station Road, Shirebrook, was among three men punching for sale signs on a property and causing a disturbance in Station Road, Shirebrook, on the night of February 21.

Resident Ian Pittaway went outside and spoke to them and Kemp became aggressive, according to the court, and he was held back by his pals but he broke free.

Fernando Rodrigues, prosecuting, told Chesterfield magistrates that Kemp grabbed Mr Pittaway’s t-shirt and punched him in the face and ripped a bin off a lamp-post and kicked it denting a Vauxhall Vectra owned by Stephen Lowe.

Kemp admitted charges of assault and damage. He had previous convictions for damage, drink-driving, aggravated vehicle-taking and drunk and disorderly behaviour.

District Judge Andrew Davison imposed an 18-week jail term but it was suspended for a year.

He also imposed a one-year probation supervision order, an 8pm-7am curfew for 12 weeks and ordered Kemp to pay £200 compensation to Mr Pittaway and £400 to Mr Lowe.

“The complainant was quite properly remonstrating with you because of your loud, anti-social behaviour. It was an unprovoked assault. You were in drink and couldn’t even remember it,” Mr Davison told him.

He said Kemp’s drinking would be addressed during the supervision order.