Teen told to cut down on booze

Gavel and scales

Gavel and scales

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A magistrate has warned a Driffield teenager to cut down on alcohol after hearing about his threatening behaviour while drunk.

Jacob Ransley, 18, of Southfield Close, pleaded guilty to threatening behaviour towards Eldon Strangeway and Gareth Ellis at Driffield on New Year’s Eve last year.

Chariman of the bench, sitting at Beverley Magistrates’ Court, Clive Palmerley told him: “Alcohol played a large part in this offence and in order for the risk level to remain low you do need to address your alcohol consumption.”

When asked how he could pay his fine and costs totaling £145, Ransley answered: “I’m not quite sure.”

Defending Joanne Markham said: “He has no income. He is kept by his parents.”

She said Ransley would finish his studies in the summer and that he may get a job after that, but that in the meantime he may need to borrow money from his parents to pay the fine.

Ransley was also given a 12-month community order with a requirement that he carry out 80 hours of unpaid work.

A charge of assault by beating on Christopher Ellis was withdrawn.

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