A teenager has been jailed for nine months after assaulting a youth at a train station in May.
Jason Watson, 18, of Hulot Close, Thornton, had been ordered to complete the Forum Sentencing Program after he pleaded guilty to attempting to steal a car, entering a car and possessing equipment used to break and enter.
Responding to an anonymous call about 11.25pm on May 25, police found Watson leaning down to the ignition of a car as he sat in the driver’s seat.
When police asked what he was doing he said he was cold and was going to sleep.
Police found tools in Watson’s
backpack and saw the ignition had been damaged.
Maitland Local Court had ordered Watson to attend forum sentencing, but the order was revoked after he assaulted a
17-year-old at Thornton train station on June 15.
Court documents said Watson had driven to the train station with his
mother and brother about 4.30pm. CCTV showed Watson getting out of the car and entering the station where he yelled “dog” to the boy.
Watson stood at a set of stairs above the boy and kicked him in the head, knocking him sideways and off balance.
He then followed the boy down the stairs onto the platform and pulled a folding knife from his pocket.
When the boy told Watson to put the knife away he continued to follow him before punching him in the head several times.
Watson pleaded guilty to two counts of common assault, intimidation and custody of a knife in a public place.
He was jailed for 12 months with a non-parole period of nine months.
He was jailed nine months for the car break-in offences.
Watson said: ‘F—- you’ to magistrate Darryl Pearce as he was taken back to the cells.