A THUG who assaulted two 14-year-old girls has escaped going to prison.

Wayne McCurry headbutted one of the girls and punched the other four times.

The 30-year-old, who has a history of violence, was jailed for four years in September 2003 for wounding with intent and affray. Gateshead magistrates considered caging him again and told him: “Only custody is appropriate because these were unprovoked attacks but we are suspending the sentence because of your guilty plea.”

McCurry, of Lansbury Drive, Birtley, Gateshead, initially denied both assaults but changed his plea to guilty three days before his trial was due to take place.

Prosecutor Ian Simpson said the attacks on the girls, who can’t be named for legal reasons, took place in a Gateshead park last November 30.

McCurry attacked the girls as they were sitting on swings.

Mr Simpson said neither girl suffered serious injuries.

One was left with a sore ear and the other had bruising around her left eye.

McCurry was given a 26-week sentence suspended for 12 months and 12 months supervision.

He must do 100 hours of unpaid work and pay each of the girls pounds 50 compensation.

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Wayne McCurry in the blue nike top.



The Free Library

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The founder and former leader of the English Defence League Tommy Robinson has been fined £200 by magistrates over public order offences.

He appeared at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court under his real name of Stephen Yaxley-Lennon on Monday.

Yaxley-Lennon, of Luton, was convicted of incitement and behaviour leading to breakdown of order relating to a march in London on 7 September 2013.

He was also ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £80 court costs.

Yaxley-Lennon was convicted for mortgage fraud in January and jailed for 18 months.

He was released under licence in June but was recalled to prison in October.

A statement on Facebook from his supporters said: “Tommy Robinson has been recalled to prison for responding to a threat on Twitter.

BBC News

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Jordan Bell-Henshaw

Three men who viciously beat a black teenager while making monkey noises and shouting racist abuse have been jailed.

Judge Michael Fowler said that Jordan Bell-Henshaw, 22, Liam Edwards, 21, and Kyle Hankins, 20, attacked the 16-year-old out of feelings of “jealousy and inadequacy” as he jailed them at Northampton Crown Court on Monday, after they had been told they were not welcome at a girl’s 17th birthday party.

The court heard the trio were part of a larger group which arrived uninvited at an address in Harrington Road, Rothwell, on May 31 last year. After being told they were not welcome, they turned their anger on a 16-year-old black teenager, repeatedly punching and kicking him even while he lay on the floor.

Jonathan Cox, prosecuting, said the group made “monkey chants” and shouted racist abuse during the unprovoked attack in the front garden of the house.

Bell-Henshaw, of Cambridge Street, Rothwell, was described as the leader of the group, although he denied it. He gave evidence during the sentencing and denied hearing any racist abuse.

However, Judge Fowler said he did not doubt evidence presented earlier this year by the 17-year-old party host.

She described how the group became “immediately aggressive” after being denied entry and began challenging guests to a fight.

Mr Cox said: “Their bravery dissipated and they ran off as they were told the police had been called.”

The trio were arrested but were initially unrepentant, admitting they had seen a fight but not knowing who was involved. However, they each pleaded guilty to racially aggravated ABH on the first day of their trial.

Hankins pleaded guilty to a further charge of GBH relating to an incident at another house party when he shoved a 16-year-old down a flight of stairs, breaking his leg.

Bell-Henshaw additionally pleaded guilty to an offence of common assault, driving with excess alcohol and aggravated vehicle-taking following an incident at a house party on New Year’s Day 2014.

Bell-Henshaw was jailed for two years, 10 months. Hankins, of Elizabeth Road, Rothwell, was jailed for two years, six months and Edwards, of Spencer Street, Rothwell, for 18 months.


Northants Telegraph

The EDL supporter in this article is Jordan Bell-Henshaw and these grabs are from his facebook account.

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Magistrates sentenced Davina Copeland and Steven Henley to 12 weeks imprisonment suspended for 12 months after they admitted handling stolen goods.

Steven Henley and Davina Copeland leaving Consett Magistrates court

Steven Henley and Davina Copeland leaving Consett Magistrates court

A pair of convicted fraudsters have walked free from court after being caught with disabled Tilly Lockey’s stolen bike.

The six-year-old’s mum today said her daughter had been left distraught by the “disgusting” act.

Davina Keenan Copeland and Steven Anthony Henley both pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods and obstructing a police officer when they appeared before Consett Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

Magistrates handed the pair 12 week jail terms suspended for 12 months.

The callous couple were visited by police on September 17, 36-year-old Copeland answered the door at the couple’s Ritsons Court home in Blackhill, Consett.

Police found the pink bike belonging to double amputee Tilly in a storage cupboard.

Henley, 33, was later found hiding behind a wardrobe.

Vicky Wilson, prosecuting, said: “Sergeant Davis found Steven hiding behind a wardrobe, he was arrested.

“He resisted Sgt Davis and attempted to pull away shouting threats.”

Ms Wilson read from a victim impact statement from Sarah Lockey, Tilly’s mother.

The statement said: “It’s horrible to think that somebody has been through your personal belongings and taken something such a child’s toy which means nothing to them and everything to the child.

“The fact that someone has taken items from a child has confused my six-year-old.

“Tilly, my disabled daughter, has particularly found memories of that bike as it was the first bike she could ever ride and join in with her sisters.

“Even after seeing my children upset on the TV they were not going to say anything – I think that’s disgusting.”

Tilly underwent a double amputation after contracting meningitis as a child and had her hands and toes amputated in 2007 after contracting group B meningococcal septicaemia.

The court heard the bike had been modified and had taken medical staff in Durham four months to carry out the work and the bike had been adapted with special brakes and a special seat which enabled Tilly to use it easily.

The court heard Henley had 14 previous convictions including five counts of fraud while Copeland had also been convicted of fraud.

David Malone, defending, told the court the pair found the bike in a back street and took it.

He added: “They put it in a cupboard in the house and two days later police came.

“Both of them are absolutely appalled at the fact that it belonged to Tilly Lockey.”

Mr Malone said both Copeland and Henley were ‘disgusted’ with their actions.

The court was told the pair both had a history of mental health problems and heroin abuse after their children were taken into care.

But Mr Malone added they had both been clean since January 2014.

The pair were each ordered to pay £150 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

The court was told Durham police provided Tilly with a new bike following the theft of her customised bicycle.

Newcastle Chronicle

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The victim of racists Shaun Marshall and Dean Bartley says “these days, you would think people would get used to black people in this country”

Dean Bartley

Dean Bartley



These two racist thugs left a doorman with a broken leg after attacking him because he asked them to leave at closing time.

Shaun Marshall and Dean Bartley were upset that kicking out time arrived shortly after they had bought pints and refused to leave.

Door supervisor Davison Jersey stepped in to tell them they had to go and was met with a volley of sick racist abuse.

Marshall and Bartley spat at Mr Jersey before landing a series of punches and kicks.

Graeme O’Sullivan, prosecuting, said: “It’s clear from the CCTV he continued to be aggressive, as did Bartley, towards Mr Jersey.

“Their swearing and racist abuse continued and both men spat at the door supervisor.

“Marshall punched Mr Jersey to the right side of his cheek and Bartley joined in, running round and punching him and kicking him in the legs.

“Mr Jersey hit out but both men came at him and he fell to the floor and the men continued kicking him for some time after that.”

Marshall eventually ran off and Bartley followed him after other customers told him off for continuing to shout abuse at the now injured Mr Jersey.

The doorman was left with a broken leg and bruising and swelling to his legs and hand.

Marshall, 24, who has 30 previous convictions and Bartley, 23, who has 80 previous convictions, including two offences of racially aggravated harassment, both pleaded guilty to racially aggravated grievous bodily harm.

Marshall, of Elliott House, Newcastle, who also admitted criminal damage, was jailed for three years and seven months.

Bartley, of Warkworth Crescent, Newcastle, was locked up for three years.

John Foley, for Marshall, said: “The thing that instigated the violence was they had both been served with a pint at the bar and, having paid for it, they were told to leave it and get out.

“That seemed unfair and annoyed them and they lost control.”

Jonathan Devlin, for Bartley, said: “The route of his problem is drink. The sooner he realises drinking only gets him into trouble, the sooner it will be that he no longer comes to this court.”
The doorman was knocked to the floor, where the pair continued kicking him, leaving him with a fractured fibula and bruising and swelling.

As the thugs were locked up at Newcastle Crown Court, Mr Jersey told in a statement how the racist attack left him considering quitting his job.

He said: “These days you would think people would get used to black people in this country.

“I’ve been in this country 17 years but this vicious attack has made me rethink this job. I will probably leave this job now.”

Marshall and Bartley were drinking at Nancy’s Bordello, on Stepney Lane, Newcastle, in the early hours of Saturday March 22.

Around 2am customers were asked to leave and everyone complied except Marshall and Bartley, who had just ordered another pint.

When they ignored the bar manager, Mr Jersey was asked to intervene and tried to usher the drunken pair out.

At that point Marshall became abusive and launched into a racist rant, then Bartley joined in too.

As they reached the door, Marshall began punching a glass panel covering a menu, damaging it.

Newcastle Chronicle

The EDL supporter in this article is Dean Bartley.

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Three members of the English Defence League have been found guilty of violent disorder during a demonstration which saw police pelted with missiles.

Thomas Wilkie, aged 22, of Kent Road, Wednesbury, was found guilty by a jury for his part in the violence on July 20 last year.

Andrew Edge, 44, of Wellington Road, South Stockport and Shane Williams, 26, of Dragon Lane, Leicester, were also convicted.

Paul McKenzie, aged 48, of Braemar Road, Billingham, was cleared of the offence.

Edge, who asked to be remanded into custody, chanted “EDL, EDL” as he was led away by dock officers.

His Honour Judge Richard Bond told the jury: “Well there you go, resounding confirmation the verdict you returned was the correct one.”

Wilkie and Williams were both bailed to be sentenced at a later date.

They were warned by the judge they face jail when they return to Birmingham Crown Court for sentence.

He said: “Anyone who took any part in this violent disorder crosses the custody threshold immediately.

“That will be in the forefront of my mind when I sentence every defendant in this case.

“However, I am not tying my hands because I have not heard any mitigation for any defendants in this case.”

Over 40 others have already pleaded guilty to the same offence which saw bloodshed on the streets of Birmingham.

Police were showered with bottles, cans and bricks during as 2,000 members of the EDL held a demonstration in Centenary Square.

David Webb, prosecuting, had earlier told the jury: “There was some pushing and lunging towards the police and kicking and punching. Things were being thrown at police, bricks and stones, things of that nature.”

Reinforcements were drafted in, with officers wearing full protective gear, and the disorder lasted a number of hours, the court heard.

Mr Bennett said at one stage the demonstrators used a mobile toilet as a weapon against police before the situation calmed.

“A number of police officers were injured during the course of the incident, a number of demonstrators were injured and a great deal of property was damaged,” he said.

Birmingham Mail

A MAN has pleaded guilty to a theft in Peterborough. Mark Hogg (21), of Norman Road, Peterborough pleaded guilty to theft at Peterborough Magistrates Court yesterday.

The court heard how Hogg entered a Tesco supermarket on July 20 and left without paying for some meat and other items.

Although he wasn’t stopped at the time, he was later arrested on July 26.

Hogg was given conditional bail while pre-sentence reports are complied. He is set to return to the court on August 22.

Peterborough Today

From July 2008.

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