Teenager assaulted staff and damaged property during Sunderland rampages

A teenager with mental health and drug issues assaulted staff and caused hundreds of pounds of damage during rampages at his Sunderland supported living complex, a court heard.

Monday, 1st March 2021, 6:00 am

Jude Carradice Lamond, 19, recklessly injured two employees at ForeverCare, in Mowbray Road, Hendon, in four incidents by hoofing doors into them.

And he caused at least £400 of destruction in seven attacks where he took his temper out on doors and door frames between Wednesday, July 21, and Saturday, January 30.

Carradice Lomond pleaded guilty to two assaults by beating and two common assaults when he appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

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The Sunderland case was dealt with in South Shields at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

He also admitted seven charges of causing criminal damage and one of failing to comply with a community protection order.

Prosecutor Ben Woodward said: “The defendant was living in supported living accommodation, provided by ForeverCare.

“He was issued with a community protection order by Northumbria Police to prevent him from using abusive language and from damaging property.”

The court heard Carradice Lomond caused an estimated £500 of damage in his first attack on July 21 by kicking an external door, damaging the frame.

Repeat incidents followed on Monday, December 21, Thursday, January 7, Friday, January 8, Friday, January 15, Wednesday, January 20 and Saturday, January 30.

Carradice Lomond assaulted one support worker three times, causing minor injuries, on Wednesday, December 16, Wednesday, December 23, and Wednesday, January 20.

He also assaulted a second female employee on January 30 and breached his community protection order between December 16 and January 15.

The court heard Carradice Lomond, now of Balmoral Court, Byker, Newcastle, had seven other convictions in the past year for violence.

Annalisa Moscardini, defending, said her client had been placed in a care setting which was not suitable to his complex needs.

She added: “He’s a young man who has mental health issues. He’s now much calmer than he was and there’s nothing troubling about his behaviour.

“He’s also looking at education and which courses he can do.”

Magistrates adjourned the case for reports and granted Carradice Lomond unconditional bail to be sentenced at the same court on Tuesday, April 13.

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