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Spennymoor man sent to prison for breaching Asbo
A TEENAGER who swore and threatened to fight a police officer has been sent to prison for eight weeks.
Callum Lewis Brown, of Briar Close, Spennymoor, breached the terms of an anti social behaviour order when we was abusive towards a police officer in the town on Wednesday (October 17).
Brown admitted he resisted arrest and breached the order, which was issued in March for threatening words and behaviour, at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court today (Thursday, October 18).
Prosecuting, Deborah Hodge said police had tried talk to Brown about a criminal damage matter and the fact he was carrying some golf clubs.
However, when the officer got out of the car, the 19-year-old ran away. He was caught on Hawthorn Road 15 minutes later, where he began to goad the officer.
“He shouted ‘You are a woman. I am stronger than you. Take these police cuffs off and let's go into the alley and fight man-to-man,” said Ms Hodge.
Dominic Tate, mitigating, said Brown, who has already breached the Asbo on three occasions, felt like he had been unfairly targeted by the police, as the golf clubs belonged to a friend.
“He had no intention of getting into trouble that day,” he added.