Curfew for Portishead teenager

A 17-YEAR-OLD from Portishead has been found guilty of racially aggravated harassment.

A 17-YEAR-OLD from Portishead has been found guilty of racially aggravated harassment.

The youth, who can not be named for legal reasons, was given a four-month curfew order to remain inside between the hours of 9pm and 9am and was ordered to pay £100 compensation and £355 court costs, at the North Somerset Youth Court in St Georges on March 6.

Portishead police sergeant, Terry Scoble, said: "We are delighted at this result and feel it sends a clear message that racism of any kind will not be tolerated in this day and age.

"The police will continue to make every possible effort to stamp out this ignorance and bigotry."


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The incident took place at Portishead Lake Grounds last May and involved name-calling and the racial harassment of a 16-year-old Asian youth who was playing cricket on the popular seafront green.

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