Teen had airgun at door of Safe Space, Nelson


A teenager was caught with an air weapon at the entrance of Safe Space in Nelson, a court was told.

Pennine magistrates heard how police had been alerted after a resident heard something like a stone hitting a window. Kyle Bradshaw was arrested, but claimed he never fired the weapon.

Bradshaw (18), of Carleton Street, Nelson, admitted possessing an air weapon in public. He was given a community order, with a four week curfew between 10pm and 7am. He was told to pay a £60 victim surcharge and £85 costs and the bench made a deprivation order for the air weapon.

Prosecutor Miss Tracy Yates told the court officers attended and the defendant had been caught on CCTV from Safe Space.

It showed the defendant outside the main entrance, holding up what looked like an air weapon. Police went to seize the weapon and spoke to Bradshaw. He said: “I did it. I was stupid.

Mr Adnan Hanif (defending) said Bradshaw had now lost his good name. He was on benefits and looking for employment. The solicitor continued: “He concedes this is not going to assist him when looking for jobs.”