Mansfield youth hit 13 year-old with a metal bar

A YOUTH, who hit a 13-year-old boy with a metal bar near a fast food restaurant in Sutton, has been ordered to pay his victim £500 compensation.

The attack near McDonalds followed a row between other people, Nottingham Crown Court heard.

Some time after the assault by Ricky Rebmann (19), a friend of his, Ben Robinson, went to the boy’s father and offered him an X-Box if he would drop the charges, said James Cleary, prosecuting.

The approach was reported to the police.

Rebmann, of Chestnut Drive, Mansfield, admitted having an offensive weapon and causing actual bodily harm on 23rd January this year.

He was sentenced to 12 months at a young offender institution suspended for two years and ordered to pay £300 court costs in addition to the compensation.

Judge Tony Mitchell told him it was a ‘completely unprovoked’ attack, adding with sarcasm that he had ‘courageously’ gone up to a group of people with a weapon in his hand.

“Fortunately the injuries to the young man you attacked with a piece of metal were not more serious.

“But to be struck twice is a very frightening experience,” said the judge.

The boy suffered a seven-inch long mark to his shoulder and a red mark to his face.

Robinson, of Grove Cottages, Pleasley, admitted attempting to pervert the course of justice and was sentenced to 10 months suspended for 18 months.

He has to do 160 hours unpaid work and pay £300 costs.

The judge told him: “Had you gone beyond the conversation you had you would be behind bars.”

Robinson had also been in a car on 27th October last year with Rebmann’s brother Luke (23), who admitted going out equipped for theft.

Rebmann had hidden the front number plate with brown paper and strapped a stolen number plate on the back.

But a security guard in Langley Mill had seen what was happening and warned the police who waited at a nearby petrol station until the car appeared.

Luke Rebmann, also of Chestnut Drive, Mansfield, was given a 12 month community order, with 120 hours work and £300 costs to pay.