Jailed after punching women when asked to leave birthday

Crime News.
Crime News.

A teenager who punched two women at a birthday party has been sent to a young offenders’ institution for two years.

Lloyd Hook reacted after he was asked to leave the party at the Victory Hall in Gedney.

Abigail Joyce, prosecuting, told Lincoln Crown Court that Hook became involved in an argument with one of the party hosts and then lost his temper after being scratched by another person at the party.

Miss Joyce said: “He accepts he should have walked away but he lost his temper and punched two women.”

Police were subsequently called to the party and Hook was arrested.

He was released on bail but arrested again in March this year after police raided the house where he was living and found cannabis plants and two illegal weapons.

A stun gun and a BB gun were both found in a bedroom and 25 cannabis plants were found growing in the loft.

Hook (18), of Daniel’s Crescent, Long Sutton, admitted affray as a result of the incident at Gedney in October 2011.

He also admitted possession of a stun gun, possession of a BB gun without a certificate and production of cannabis in March this year.

Judge Michael Heath told him: “You have a bad record and several offences of violence.

“I am not persuaded that there should be anything other than immediate custodial sentences.”

Adam Pearson, defending, said Hook, a father of two, had not used either of the guns and had no intention of selling the cannabis he was growing.

He said Hook, who suffers from ADHD, is a caring partner and would miss the early months of his youngest child’s development.