Slash threat’ teen given ASBO for shop fracas

A DRUNKEN teenager who threatened to slash a man who took refuge in a Littleport shop was given an ASBO this week. Shane Parker lunged at Ely butcher Robert Drever with a knife in the Co-op store, and told him: I am going to slash you . And by the end of

A DRUNKEN teenager who threatened to slash a man who took refuge in a Littleport shop was given an ASBO this week.

Shane Parker lunged at Ely butcher Robert Drever with a knife in the Co-op store, and told him: "I am going to slash you".

And by the end of the incident Mr Drever's £500 leather jacket had two cuts in it, Ely Youth Court heard on Thursday.

Parker was handed the knife by a 15-year-old who told him: "Stick him with it," magistrates were told.


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Mr Drever had been a passenger in a car driven by his boss Ely butcher Lawrence Rayment when the vehicle was attacked by Parker, who was swaying as he punched the front window four times and made threats, said prosecutor Matthew Bradbury

When both men got out of the vehicle, Parker tried to smash a champagne bottle over Mr Rayment's head, but was too drunk. He punched Mr Drever in the face.

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There was a fracas, during which Parker was put on the floor, and Mr Drever went into the Co-op to get away, where he was threatened.

Under the terms of the two-year anti-social behaviour order, 17-year-old Parker, of High Barns, Ely, is banned from:

n Entering the City of Ely College or encroaching on any footpath alongside the college boundary.

n Entering the Co-op in Main Street, Littleport; or the Spar shop in High Street, Ely

n Engaging in any behaviour that causes nuisance, harassment, alarm or distress, or is threatening, abusive or insulting to others in Ely and Littleport.

Parker and a 15-year-old youth from Ely had previously denied a charge of affray, but were both found guilty after a trial last month.

This week, the 15-year-old was given a 24-hour attendance centre order and told to pay £50 compensation and £50 costs. Parker was ordered to pay £100 compensation and £100 costs.

Mitigating for the 15-year-old, Jacqui Baldwin said he had been peripheral to the incident; he had not banged on the car and had not damaged the jacket.

Representing Parker, Michael Judkins said the teenager had a problem with drink, and had no recollection of the incident. He said Parker was ashamed and wanted to publicly apologise.

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