Youth in court for spitting at couple

TWO teenagers have appeared in court following a “terrible” drunken incident outside McDonald’s.

The pair had been arrested in Huntriss Row at 11pm on September 2 after being captured on CCTV.

Natasha Forrester, 18, of Castle Road, pleaded guilty before Scarborough magistrates to a charge of being drunk and disorderly.

A 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, also appeared and pleaded guilty to using threatening words or behaviour.

Sam Rogers, prosecuting, told magistrates that CCTV operators had told Police the teenagers were outside the restaurant, describing the youth as “animated and agitated” while pointing to someone inside and kicking the window. Mrs Rogers said: “Officers arrived and the two were asked to go to the police vehicle for officers to try and understand what the problem is.

“The youth is clearly drunk and is shouting at the officers.

“A couple, who were totally unrelated to the incident then walked by and were spat at by the youth.

“They were appalled and as a result the teen was arrested.

“Natasha becomes aware her friend is being arrested and shouts and becomes abusive towards the officers.”

Nick Tubbs, mitigating for both, said: “They have both apologised for the way they have behaved. There was an incident within McDonald’s and they were manhandled some what roughly out of the premises, and the incident was started by that.

“Regrettably drink has played its part in both cases.”

Forrester was fined £60 for being drunk and disorderly, and told to pay £40 costs and £15 victim surcharge.

The 17-year-old was given a five month referral order with the youth justice team and ordered to pay £85 costs.