A DRUNK yob was doused with pepper spray after ‘struggling’ with police in the street.
Daniel Stephenson, of Fanny Moor Lane, Lowerhouses, pleaded guilty at Huddersfield Magistrates’ Court yesterday to breaching his ASBO.
The 20-year-old also pleaded guilty to obstructing a police constable in the execution of his duty, and to being drunk and disorderly in a public place.
Mr Paul Nicholson, prosecuting, told the court that police were called to a disturbance at Fanny Moor Crescent on the Lowerhouses Estate on February 7.
He said when they arrived at the estate, Stephenson had to be sprayed with pepper spray for obstructing the police.
Paul Nicholson, defending, said two children were in the area when the gas was sprayed and they would probably had breathed in some of the spray.
Drunken Stephenson was later arrested after a ‘struggle’ with police officers.
Stephenson told his solicitor that police officers had threatened to throw him over a fence and had sworn at him.
Mr Nicholson said Stephenson was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and depression after an incident where he was shot in the back of the head.
He said Stephenson had been shot by a “well-known individual” in Huddersfield.
The shooting incident has not been reported to police, but Stephenson’s behaviour is said to have deteriorated because of it.
Chairman of the magistrates, Mrs A Walker, ordered Stephenson to pay £65 for obstructing a police officer.
He was also given a bill for £60 costs and a £15 victim surcharge for breach of ASBO.
He was given no separate penalty for being drunk and disorderly.
Stephenson is currently on income support and disability living allowance, and the money he owes the court will be deducted from his benefits.
Back in January, Stephenson was handed a two-year ASBO.
He was banned from behaving in an anti-social way, or inciting others to do so, anywhere in Kirklees.
Stephenson is known to be part of a gang that tormented other people living in the Lowerhouses Estate.