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