Grantham Court: Teenager abused security staff after ‘assault’ outside Asda

Grantham Magistrates Court
Grantham Magistrates Court

A teenager abused security staff in Asda after claiming they did nothing about an assault on him.

Curtis Garside, 18, of Barrowby Road, Grantham, admitted stealing a six-pack of Fosters lager, worth £5.50, from Asda on October 10 and using threatening or abusive language in the store.

Prosecuting, Paul Wood said staff saw Garside walk out of the store with the beer at about 11.30pm. He went outside and sat with a couple of friends in the car park. He went back into the store after midnight with a bottle of beer in his hand and when a member of security told him not to bring the beer in he said: “I am going to come around and bottle you”.

The police were called and Garside had to be restrained. They found a cardboard carrier containing three bottles of beer.

Defending, Mr Middleton said Garside had behaved out of character. He said the teenager had claimed he was the victim of an unprovoked assault outside Asda and had suffered a chipped tooth. He had asked security staff if they had CCTV covering the area where he was attacked. They said they had no footage of the assault.

Mr Middleton told the court Garside accepted he had been abusvie and was shouting. He had delivered a letter to the store apologising for his behaviour. Garside had been in hostel accommodation since the age of 16.

Garside was handed a six-month conditional discharge for both offences and was ordered to pay costs of £45, £5.50 in compensation and a victim surcharge of £15.