Teenager locked up after harassing South Shields woman and wrecking her gate

A teenager has been locked up after committing two offences against the same woman on consecutive days.

Christopher James Morrison admitted harassing his victim on October 9 when he visited her South Shields home “on numerous occasions when not welcome”.

Morrison, 19, of no fixed address, also pleaded guilty to causing £50 of damage to the woman’s front gate the previous day.

South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court has now locked him up for eight weeks after deciding the offences were “so serious” because they were committed shortly after his release from custody and were “aggravated by his previous record of offending”.

Christopher James Morrison has been locked up after committing two offences within 24 hours in South Shields.

A restraining order was also imposed which forbids him from contacting two named people until October 11 next year.

Morrison, who received credit for his guilty pleas, was additionally ordered to pay a £128 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs at a rate of £5 a week from December 12.

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