Lupset teenager facing jail for late night attack at filling station

Jamie Thompson at Kirklees Magistrates Court
Jamie Thompson at Kirklees Magistrates Court

A Lupset teenager is facing jail for his part in a group attack which left a shop worker with a broken eye socket.

Victim Mohammed Desai suffered problems with his vision following the assault by three youths during his late-night shift at Dearne Valley Garage on Wakefield Road, Scissett.

He was pelted with food as he hid behind the till after being knocked to the ground and repeatedly punched.

Jamie Thompson, 18, of George-a-Green Road, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Kirklees Magistrates’ Court heard how the attack happened just after midnight on July 30. Mr Desi was working behind the counter when he noticed that there were five young people in the shop. He said he was only able to deal with two at a time and the rest would have to wait outside.

Mr Desai pushed those closest to him away and shut the door behind some of them. But a 16-year-old inside began to argue about it.

Prosecutor James Weekes said: “Mr Desai was pushed back towards the till. He was knocked to the floor by (the youth), who continued to aim punches towards him while he was on the ground.”

At that point Thompson became involved. He struck Mr Desai once to the face while he was still on the floor. Thompson later said he was disturbed by the footage when it was shown to him. Magistrates will sentence Thompson and two other boys, aged 15 and 16, who have admitted their part in the attack at a later date.