Addict attacked takeaway staff
A FORMER music student who punched staff and tried to steal from a fast food outlet during a drug-fuelled rage has appeared at court.
Ashford Magistrates Court heard how David Robinson, 19, of Simon’s Avenue, South Ashford, tried to kill himself after he was arrested for the incident at the KFC in Beaver Road on February 6.
He pleaded guilty to the offences of trespassing, common assault and disorderly behaviour.
Donna East, prosecuting, said: “He was extremely drunk and attempted to open the till but was unable to.
“He demanded staff open the tills.
“At that time he lashed out at the team leader and punched another member of staff.
“He continued into the kitchen and into a walk-in freezer where he opened a box of frozen chips and threw them across the floor.
“His behaviour and vio- lence continued to escalate at the police station.
“An officer had to sit with him in a cell as he was smashing his head against the wall and tried to hang himself with his own clothes.”
The court heard how Robinson, a former student at the British Academy of Music, had been taking drugs from a young age, including crack cocaine and heroin.
Robinson, who committed the offences while on bail, was re-sentenced for a charge of driving while disqualified and without insurance in October.
He was given a suspended sentence of a total of 120 days.
He was also sentenced to carry out a 18-month supervision requirement, sixmonth drug rehabilitation programme and substance abuse course.
He was ordered to pay £50 compensation to the victim of the assault and £43 costs.