Jail sentence hangs over Shirebook yob

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

Boozy Ross Kemp (21) was among three men punching ‘for sale’ signs on a property and causing a disturbance in Station Road, Shirebrook, on the night of 21st February.

Resident Ian Pittaway went outside and spoke to them and Kemp became aggressive. 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 once in the face.

He then ripped a bin off a lamp-post and kicked it, causing it to dent a parked Vauxhall Vectra owned by Stephen Lowe.

Kemp, of Railway Cottages, Station Road, Shirebrook, 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.