Serial thug back in jail after threatening to stab bystanders in Northampton

Magistrates send 25-year-old to prison for third time in four months

Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 3:43 pm

A serial thug is back behind bars for a third time in four months just days after his latest release from prison.

Simon Rhys Lawrence, 25, appeared in court following his arrest on June 5 for making threats to stab outside Northampton Jobcentre in Lower Mounts.

Northampton magistrates jailed Lawrence, previously of Billing Road but now of no fixed abode, for eight weeks.

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Lawrence appeared at Northampton Magistrates Court for a third time in five months
Lawrence appeared at Northampton Magistrates Court for a third time in five months

Court documents showed Lawrence was already on a suspended sentence in March when he was jailed for 20 weeks after being convicted of headbutting a police constable, threatening violence and stealing a packet of Doritos from Iceland in Harlestone Road.

He had previously been sentenced for assault and for stealing two bottles of wine and cheese from the B&M store at the Nene Valley Retail Park in Towcester Road on February 25 this year.

Lawrence was also ordered to pay a £128 surcharge to fund victim services and £85 prosecution costs.