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Unruly Workington teenager spared jail

[A]N unruly young man has avoided being locked up despite breaching a suspended sentence for the third time.

Josh Nicholson, 19, was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court today (FRI) for three crimes he committed on 15th April.

Police were called to a street in Workington. Nicholson was described as being drunk, agitated and aggressive by officers who saw he had damaged a house door.

He was arrested and later pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly. He also admitted damaging the door and possessing cannabis.
The court heard these offences put him in breach of a suspended custodial sentence for the third time. This was originally imposed for an assault and a motoring crime.

But Judge Barbara Forrester heard Nicholson had both mental health problems and was seeking to change his ways.

As a result, the judge imposed a community order for the latest misdemeanour and ordered him to complete a rehabilitation requirement.

Nicholson, of Harrington Road, Workington, must also pay £40 compensation for the door damage.

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