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Scot teenager sentenced to 12 months detention for string of offences

Scot teenager sentenced to 12 months detention for string of offences

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Friday April 22 2016

The Evening Telegraph reports on the sentencing of a teenager for a string of offences including racially aggravated harassment causing fear, alarm or distress.

Ryan Simpson, 19, appeared at Dundee Sheriff Court on a range of charges. He was accused of stealing a tractor owned by Dundee City Council and going on a joyride. Simpson admitted stealing the vehicle on February 15.

Simpson also admitted three charges of theft or attempted theft at Craigie High School. Simpson admitted trying to steal two bicycles from the bike shed at the school on 18 January and admitted stealing a jacket from the school 2 days later.

Simpson further admitted trying to cut through a security chain with a hacksaw and attempting to steal a mountain bike an at Asda store on January 22.

On other charges, Simpson admitted brandishing a hacksaw in a threatening manner towards Ryan Ross and to racially abusing shop owner Ihsan Haq in a manner intended to cause alarm and distress at a shop in Hilltown on September 21 2015.

Sheriff George Way sitting at Dundee Sheriff Court sentenced Simpson to 12 months’ detention in order to “wipe Simpson’s slate clean”.


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