Hull teenager goes from ‘hero to zero’

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Published: Friday 21st November 2014 by The News Editor

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A magistrate told a teenager that he had gone from hero to zero when he assaulted a police officer outside Hull’s Pozition nightclub less than two weeks after saving a pensioner from a mugging.

Dominic Leighton, 18, of Lee Street, assaulted PC Simon Mowbray after he was thrown out of the George Street nightclub.

Chair of the bench Mark Wilde handed Leighton and 12-month conditional discharge and ordered him to pay £200 at Hull Magistrates’ Court after he admitted to the assault.

Less than two weeks before this Mr Leighton had chased robber and drug addict Peter Herring away from his elderly victim William Mckie.

The earlier incident took place near a cash point on Holderness Road on September 24.

Leighton was praised for his actions at that time and awarded £100 by a judge.

A few weeks later, after Leighton himself was convicted, he was asked if he felt embarrassed to have gone from hero to zero in such a short time, to which he replied yes.

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Published: Friday 21st November 2014 by The News Editor

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