Pensioners knocked to the floor as teen thief struggled with security guard in Burnley (From Burnley and Pendle Citizen)
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Pensioners knocked to the floor as teen thief struggled with security guard in Burnley
1:46pm Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
A COUPLE in their 80s were knocked to the floor and hurt when a teen thief struggled with a Tesco security guard trying to detain him, a court heard.
The pair of shoppers, aged 86 and 87, were left visibly bruised and with other injuries after Casey Hedgecock struck in the Burnley store on August 15. Hedgecock, 19, who had helped himself to a £120 pair of glasses, also left the guard Benjamin Webster grazed in the trouble.
The jobless defendant, who has served time in a Young Offenders' Institution for theft and assault was said to be impulsive and anti-social in his behaviour, Burnley magistrates were told.
Hedgecock, of Hollingreave Road, Burnley, admitted theft and assaulting Mr Webster by beating and was given a chance by the bench. He received a 12-month community order, with the Thinking Skills programme. The defendant was ordered to pay £75 compensation, with a £60 victim surcharge and £85 costs.
Bench chairman Neil Tranmer told the defendant his record was “really quite extensive” adding that he had a chance to “turn this around”.
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