Shae Corrigan, 17, avoided jail for two violent attacks which took place within a matter of months of each other – despite already being on probation for a previous assault.
Then what was the point of probation?
In the most serious incident, Corrigan had been drinking and taking cocaine when he got into an argument with two teenage girls outside a house in Wickford.
The argument, on December 29, last year, turned physical when Corrigan attacked one of the girls, swinging punches and forcing her to run to a nearby house for help.
Typical Essex ‘hard man’.
Sentencing Corrigan at Basildon Crown Court, judge Ian Graham said: “You issued violent and vile threats to the man and his wife before proceeding to attack him, punching him on the ground while shouting more unpleasant threats.
“When police arrived, you continued to be abusive. You pushed one officer before being forced into a police car where you continued to remonstrate, fight and resist.”
The court heard the teenager then spat a mix of saliva, phlegm and blood at a second officer before shouting “You deserve that, you pig c***” at him.
Can’t wait to see if anything novel crops up in his mitigation.
Kevin Toomey, mitigating, described the case as a “deeply upsetting set of offences” and told the court Corrigan was remorseful and had since stopped drinking and doing drugs.
Oh, Kevin! You’re just phoning it in! Everyone tries that. The judge won’t be impressed w…
Oh, hang on.
Sentencing him, Judge Graham warned the teenager this was his last chance.
He added: “I have to decide whether having breached a previous order having committed these offences, you have had the chance and the only way you will learn is by a period in custody.
“There are many good things about you ….
…you are looking for work and your rugby skills.”
“These are all more worthwhile than getting drunk.
“This is your last chance.”