Teenagers In Court After Vulnerable Woman Has Eggs & Flour Thrown Over Her In Bury St Edmunds

1 November 2018, 17:30 | Updated: 1 November 2018, 17:33

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Five teenagers have admitted humiliating a vulnerable woman who had flour and eggs thrown over her as she sat on a bench in Bury St Edmunds.

A photo taken of the woman went viral.

It was uploaded by 18 year old Cohan Semple - today he admitted to a single count of using threatening behaviour which caused harassment, alarm or distress contrary to the Public Order Act 1986.

He was bailed to appear at Ipswich Magistrates' Court for sentence on December 4.

Two 15-year-olds, one 16-year-old and one 17-year-old who cannot be identified due to their age pleaded guilty to the same charge in a series of separate hearings held for each individual defendant at Ipswich Youth Court on Thursday.

Each of the four boys were sentenced to a 12-month referral order, ordered to pay the victim £100 compensation and £105 costs.

A sixth boy, aged 17, denies the charge and was bailed to appear at Ipswich Youth Court on February 13 2019 for trial.