Violent repeat offender from Hitchin who smashed stools and table at Letchworth pub is jailed

The Three Magnets pub in Letchworth's Leys Avenue. Picture: Google Street View

The Three Magnets pub in Letchworth's Leys Avenue. Picture: Google Street View - Credit: Archant

A violent repeat offender who smashed bar stools and a table at a Letchworth town centre pub has been jailed for nine months.

Jasper Thomson, of Willian Road in Hitchin, assaulted a woman and caused criminal damage at the Three Magnets in Leys Avenue on Tuesday last week.

The 23-year-old was also found to have cannabis in his possession, and stole meat, alcohol and disposable barbecues in a separate incident elsewhere in Letchworth on June 18.

Thomson – who was already subject to two suspended sentences – pleaded guilty to all charges when he appeared at Hatfield Remand Court on Thursday, and was jailed for a total of 39 weeks.

Chairman of the bench Geralyn Breger noted Thomson’s previous convictions while passing sentence.


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Thomson received a suspended jail term in March for assaulting three police officers, possessing a lock knife, damaging a van door and police car, and three counts of shoplifting crates of lager in Letchworth.

A second suspended sentence was imposed in May after he assaulted another police officer and two other people in the town.

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The bench sentenced Thomson to two weeks’ imprisonment over the incident at the Three Magnets, and two weeks for the theft on June 18 – adding a total of 35 weeks for all these previous offences to make a 39-week jail term.

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