Courts: Drunk teen guilty of unprovoked attack

A teenager was handed a suspended sentence for offences of assault and handling stolen goods.

Anton Brady, 18, was found guilty at Coventry Magistrates’ Court of assault causing actual bodily harm in connection with an incident dating back to December 2016.


Brady carried out an unprovoked attack on a member of the public while drunk.

He also admitted a charge of failing to answer bail and failing to comply with a community order he was subject to for an offence of handling stolen goods in August last year.

Brady, of Adelaide Street, Hillfields, was handed a 38-week prison sentence suspended for 18 months - 26 weeks for the assault and 12 weeks for handling stolen goods and ordered to undertake 160 hours of unpaid work and to pay £1,000 compensation.

Other cases heard at Coventry Magistrates’ Court from January 3 to 9, included:

Constantina Gopang, 35, of Northumberland Road, Spon End, admitted stealing clothing and electrical items worth £409 from Debenhams. He was fined £100 and ordered to pay £185 court costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

Andrew Turnbull, 39, of Ferrers Close, Tile Hill, admitted stealing an Apple Macbook and handbag worth £1,500 while trespassing at Coventry University. He was given a community order, fined £15 and ordered to pay a £85 victim surcharge.


Benjamin Shaw, 24, of Caradoc Close, Henley Green, was found guilty of two counts of assault by beating and causing £150 worth of damage to a front door, and admitted possession of cannabis. He was sent to prison for 24 weeks, handed a restraining order and ordered to pay £160 compensation.

Christopher Slevin, 25, of Raphael Close, Whoberley, admitted outraging public decency. He was given a community order including a 28-day curfew with an electronic tag from 9pm and 2am and ordered to pay £135 court costs and a £85 victim surcharge.

Bradley Branagh, 23, of Ferndown Close, Tile Hill, admitted assaulting a police officer. He was fined £730 and ordered to pay £75 compensation £135 court costs and a £73 victim surcharge.

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