Man jailed for pointing stun gun at teenagers at Clacton railway station

John Garrett, 49, of no fixed abode, has been jailed for five years after waving a stun gun at a gro

John Garrett, 49, of no fixed abode, has been jailed for five years after waving a stun gun at a group of teenage girls at Clacton railway station. PIcture: BRITISH TRANSPORT POLICE - Credit: Archant

A man has been jailed for five years after brandishing a stun gun at a group of teenage girls at Clacton railway station.

The stun gun brandished by John Garrett at Clacton railway station. Picture: BRITISH TRANSPORT POLIC

The stun gun brandished by John Garrett at Clacton railway station. Picture: BRITISH TRANSPORT POLICE - Credit: Archant

John Garrett, 49, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to possession of a concealed firearm, possession of a sharply pointed blade or instrument, affray and witness intimidation at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday, April 13.

According to a spokesman for the British Transport Police, Garrett waved a stun gun at a group of girls at the station.

Police arrived on scene and arrested him.

Two days later Garrett approached two of the girls when he saw them at the same station.


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He threatened them and shouted at them and was arrested the same day.

Investigating officer, Det Con Alan Reed said: “The brandishing and activation of a stun gun towards a child is abhorrent and to then approach them again, knowing they had reported the matter, compounds the offences.

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“I want to commend the victim in reporting what happened, which led to Garrett’s arrest and conviction.”

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