Man and youths sentenced for attacking Chorlton tram – Watch

A man and two youths have been sentenced after attacking a tram with passengers on board in Chorlton.

21-year-old Lamar Morton of no fixed address and two 17-year-old boys from Beswick and Bolton, were handed the sentence at Manchester Crown Court on Friday 15 July 2016.

The sentencing follows an attack on a stationary tram which smashed windows and made passengers take cover on the floor.

Morton, who pleaded guilty to violent disorder and criminal damage worth over £5,000 at an earlier hearing, was given an 18-month custodial sentence suspended for 18 months.

He is also required to complete a 30-day rehabilitation requirement and 100 hours of unpaid work.

The Bolton teenager, who pleaded guilty to violent disorder, was handed an 18-month youth rehabilitation order which includes a curfew for four months.

The Beswick teenager, who also pleaded guilty to violent disorder, was sentenced to an 18-month youth rehabilitation order which includes a curfew for six months and an extended activity requirement of 180 days.

It was on Friday 3 July 2015, around 11.30pm, when the trio were seen loitering on the platform of St Werburgh’s metrolink stop in Chorlton.

A tram, headed towards Manchester Airport, pulled into the station and the three staerted fighting with a passenger.

After kicking the tram and hurling abuse at the passengers, the trio then split up with Morton walking off in rage across the lines, before jumping over a fence and then walking down a pathway which runs alongside the track.

They then pelted stones at another tram that had pulled up. Passengers in the carriages, including an elderly couple, had to take cover on the floor as some of the stones smashed the windows.

 

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