A teenage boy who took a photograph of a susceptible girl who had flour and eggs thrown over her as she sat on a park bench has escaped jail.

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A photograph of 49-year-old Janice Morris shocked 1000’s the world over after it was posted on-line by Cohan Semple, a listening to at Ipswich Magistrates’ Courtroom was advised.

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It confirmed Ms Morris cowering on the bench and lined in flour as 4 boys posed behind her in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

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Cohan Semple, 18, has escaped jail after being sentenced for his half in a flour and eggs assault on a susceptible girl in Bury St Edmunds (Image: East Anglia Information Service)

Semple admitted a public order offence at an earlier listening to and was sentenced on the similar court docket on Tuesday.

Lucy Miller, prosecuting, stated Ms Morris thought ‘about 5’ younger males had been concerned.

The sufferer’s account describes how she was spat at, and a number of the boys went to a store and returned with eggs and flour which they threw over her.

Ms Miller stated: ‘She did overhear somebody saying they had been filming it.’

She stated that in police interview Semple admitted taking the {photograph} which he placed on his personal Snapchat, earlier than a pal took a screenshot and posted it on Fb.

The boy posed with the susceptible girl after pelting her with flour and eggs (Image: Fb)

It was then shared extra broadly.

Declan Gallagher, mitigating, stated Semple was 17 on the time of the offence on July 27 this 12 months, had confronted ‘virtually worldwide opprobrium’ as the one defendant to be publicly named and was ‘removed from a ringleader’.

‘There have been three individuals current who took it upon themselves to go to the close by Spar store to purchase flour and eggs,’ he stated.

‘All of these have been handled by referral orders.’

The 4 boys concerned, who can’t be recognized as a consequence of their age, admitted a public order offence and had been sentenced final month.

Semple shared the image on Snpachat (Image: East Anglia Information Service)

Presiding Justice of the Peace Michael Cadman, sentencing Semple, advised the defendant: ‘We had been made conscious that you weren’t the ringleader or the prime mover on this offence.’

He stated he additionally took into consideration that Semple misplaced his job as a warehouse man in consequence and had no earlier convictions.

Semple, of Willcox Avenue, Bury St Edmunds, was sentenced to a year-long neighborhood order.

He was additionally ordered to finish 60 hours of unpaid work, pay £100 compensation to Ms Morris and pay £170 in prices.

A sixth boy, aged 17, denies a public order offence and was bailed to seem at Ipswich Youth Courtroom on February 13 2019 for trial.


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