A Norton man who previously denied a racially aggravated assault charge has now admitted the offence.

Todd Jennings appeared at Teesside Magistrates’ Court in August where he admitted causing racially aggravated criminal damage, but denied the common assault.

But the 23-year-old was back on Thursday where he changed his plea to guilty to the second offence ahead of a trial.

The offences took place in Stockton on January 31 when Jennings damaged a taxi and assaulted a man.

Both the assault and criminal damage were racially aggravated.

District Judge Kristina Harrison said she would need a probation report before sentencing Jennings, of Swale Road, Norton.

But a probation officer said that they would not be able to deliver a report on Thursday and the case needed to be adjourned.

Telling Jennings to stand, district judge Harrison said: “Your case is now adjourned until October 9, at 2pm.

“Until that date you are granted unconditional bail.”

He will be back in court next week to be sentenced.

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