Stand-off leads to su­per­vi­sion for Con­nel teenager

The Oban Times - - News -

‘BE­HAVE’ or ‘ face the trip down the road in the white prison van’ was the stark warn­ing to an 18-year- old man at Oban Sher­iff Court on Mon­day.

Dy­lan Restrick, of Greenacres, Con­nel, ad­mit­ted bran­dish­ing bro­ken bot­tles along with chal­leng­ing oth­ers to fight him on Jan­uary 15.

Teenager Restrick had made com­ments about a young man’s mother re­sult­ing in a late night stand- off be­tween a group of men and the ac­cused in a su­per­mar­ket car park.

‘Restrick smashed two bot­tles and bran­dished them at those who got out of the car,’ said Eoin McGinty procu­ra­tor fis­cal.

In the en­su­ing clash Restrick broke the han­dle off a shop­ping trol­ley and bran­dished it at the men.

At an ear­lier hear­ing, Restrick also ad­mit­ted threat­en­ing and abu­sive be­hav­iour to­ward a woman on the South Pier, and in the town’s po­lice sta­tion on March 24.

De­fence agent Ed­ward Thorn­ton said: ‘Al­co­hol is the cause of both in­ci­dents and he has very lit­tle recol­lec­tion, which is not to his credit.’

He added that Restrick was now seek­ing help for his drink prob­lems.

In sen­tenc­ing Restrick for both cases, Sher­iff John Her­ald said it was a good re­port from so­cial work­ers that saved the man from prison.

Sher­iff Her­ald or­dered Restrick to a com­mu­nity pay­back or­der of 100 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice to be com­pleted in 12 months and put the man un­der an 18-month su­per­vi­sion or­der.

The sher­iff warned Restrick: ‘You have had a good ed­u­ca­tion and if you con­tinue to as­so­ciate with some of th­ese peo­ple you are go­ing into the white van and down the road.’

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