Prison stint for rid­ing bike with­out hel­met

Gloucestershire Echo - - NEWS -

» RID­ING a mo­tocross bike with­out a hel­met across a pub­lic park has earned a teenager two weeks in prison.

Ge­orge Ma­hon, 19, of St Peters Square, Chel­tenham, was sen­tenced to 14 days in prison after ap­pear­ing at Glouces­ter County Court.

Ma­hon ad­mit­ted to two breaches of a civil in­junc­tion or­der after he was wit­nessed rid­ing the bike be­hind Moors Av­enue.

PC Ed Gar­lick said his per­sis­tent breach­ing of the court or­der is the rea­son for the cus­to­dial sen­tence; adding that he hopes it acts as a de­ter­rent.

A-16 week sus­pended sen­tence which Ma­hon re­ceived for pre­vi­ous breaches re­mains in place.

PC Ed Gar­lick said: “Ma­hon has per­sis­tently breached this court or­der, re­sult­ing with him on this oc­ca­sion re­ceiv­ing a cus­to­dial sen­tence.

“Rid­ing mo­tor­cy­cles across pub­lic parks is highly ir­re­spon­si­ble and dan­ger­ous, es­pe­cially at this time of year where the weather has been good and lo­cal res­i­dents, some of which are chil­dren, hav­ing been mak­ing use of the space.

“I hope that this sen­tence acts as a de­ter­rent and demon­strates that the po­lice and the courts will act ro­bustly to deal with this sort of be­hav­iour.”

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