Prison stint for riding bike without helmet
» 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.”