Homeless teen given 13-week sentence

A HOMELESS teenager who headbutted his girlfriend has been given 13 weeks jail.

Dennis Fairbanks (19) who has found living rough in Mansfield town centre, was charged with attacking the female at her flat at the YMCA following an argument.

She did not want top press charges but the incident on 25th October was witnessed by a security guard.

Defending, Andy Bostock, said his client led a ‘nomadic’ lifestyle, had no support from his family and had nowhere to live. He was also eager to have the case ‘over and done with’ after it was revealed it may have been adjourned.

The magistrates agreed to his request and handed him the sentence, telling him that because it was domestic violence at the women’s residence, it deserved a custodial sentence.