Teen, 17, walks free from court

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A teen has walked free from court af­ter ad­mit­ting be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner in a Mother­well street.

The 17-year-old boy, who can­not be named for le­gal rea­sons, ap­peared at Hamil­ton Sher­iff Court last week for sen­tenc­ing af­ter plead­ing guilty to both charges against him.

On July 7 last year, the teenager be­haved in a threat­en­ing and abu­sive man­ner likely to cause fear and alarm in Fort Street by re­peat­edly shout­ing, swear­ing and act­ing in an ag­gres­sive man­ner.

He also threw a glass tum­bler at a wall caus­ing dam­age to it and made threats of vi­o­lence.

The fi­nal charge the 17-year-old ad­mit­ted was re­sist­ing two po­lice of­fi­cers on the same date.

Dur­ing the course of the in­ci­dent the teenager lashed out with his arms and kicked out with his legs against the two of­fi­cers.

In court last week, the 17-year-old was ad­mon­ished and dis­missed by the Sher­iff mean­ing he was free to leave the dock.

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