Harold Hill man guilty of racial assault and string of thefts

Barkingside Magistrates' Court

Barkingside Magistrates' Court - Credit: Archant

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.

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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.