Teenager told she's 'fortunate' over sentence following HMYOI Polmont incident

A teenager was warned she had been “quite fortunate” not to receive a tougher sentence after she struggled with a prison officer.

By Herald Reporter
Tuesday, 10th November 2020, 12:30 pm

Chloe Bradley (19), whose address was given as HMP Cornton Vale, Stirling, appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday.

She had previously admitted conducting herself in a disorderly manner, shouting, swearing and struggling with a prison officer and committing a breach of the peace at HMYOI Polmont on March 4 last year.

Sheriff Derek Hamilton asked defence solicitor Gordon Addison if his client had been of good behaviour and highlighted a fixed penalty notice (FPN) Bradley had received for a “breach of coronavirus regulations”.

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Chloe Bradley pleaded guilty to struggling with a prison officer at HMYOI Polmont. Picture: Michael Gillen.

The solicitor stated Bradley disputed the FPN.

Sentence was deferred until May 6, 2021 for Bradley to be of good behaviour.

Addressing the teen, Sheriff Hamilton said: “You should consider yourself quite fortunate, given the nature of this offence and that you were shouting and swearing and struggling with a prison officer.”

The court heard Bradley has assault convictions.

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