Harold Hill man guilty of racial assault and string of thefts

PUBLISHED: 09:20 29 October 2015

Barkingside Magistrates' Court

Barkingside Magistrates' Court


Racially assaulting someone and stealing numerous items – including a police bike – have earned a 21-year-old a suspended sentence.

Danny Caton of Penzance Road, Harold Hill, committed a series of offences in Romford between July and October.

He first stole a bike from the Premier Inn car park in Mercury Gardens on July 8. On September 4 he stole a Nike fleece from JD Sports in South Street.

The next day he stole a pair of Gap jeans from The Brewery and then racially assaulted and beat up someone outside the shop.

On September 11 he nicked a bike belonging to the police from High street and on October 1 he stole £500-worth of mobile phone cases from The Brewery.

He also failed to turn up to Romford Police Station on October 7 to answer bail.

He pleaded guilty to all the offences at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court last week and was handed a sentence of 16 weeks suspended for a year.

He also pleaded guilty to stealing two perfume bottles from Boots in The Liberty on October 3 but was given no separate penalty.

He must attend drug rehab for three months and pay a £180 criminal courts charge.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Romford Recorder