A teenager who threatened to slice a man’s throat has been ordered by a judge to ‘take responsibility for his own life’.
Jordon Lee Allen, of Old Mill Lane, Mansfield, appeared at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court where he admitted using threatening language towards the other male, and assaulting his ex girlfriend.
The court was told how Allen had made the threats to the man as entered the Costcutter shop on Newgate Lane on 18th June.
The male was so scared by the threat that he had to leave the shop by the back door.
The victim then received a phone call from an associate of Allen, who said Allen would be waiting for him at the Jobcentre the following day.
In a separate incident, Allen had visited his former girlfriend’s home to confront her about her ‘spreading stuff’ about him.
He threatened to headbutt her on her doorstep before grabbing her. He also spat at her, but missed.
The female victim’s support worker had to step in to separate the issue, and she called the police.
In mitigation, defending Chris Perry said that he had known Allen since he was 14, and was made to steal from a young age to fund the drug habit of a person he lived with.
But he said he was a mature young man and there were issues that could be ‘worked through’.
But District Judge Diane Baker told him: “You have to stop blaming everybody else and take responsibility for your own life.
“The making of man is how he responds to adversity and setbacks.”
He was given 14-week suspended jail sentence, 40 hours of unpaid work, pay £75 compensation to his former partner, plus £85 costs and an £80 surcharge.