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Thursday, 17 April 2014

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Abusive man had to be placed in leg restraints by police, Carlisle court told

A man has admitted using threatening behaviour towards another man in Carlisle.

Damien Christopher Smith, 22, of Shadygrove Road, Raffles, pleaded guilty to three charges of vehicle interference, using threatening or abusive words or behaviour and obstructing a police officer in the early hours of August 3.

Prosecutor Diane Jackson told city magistrates that a neighbour on Marks Avenue heard a noise of someone shouting loudly on the street around 2am saying he would “chore” a car – which was a Citroen Saxo belonging to Sophie Lowry.

Ms Lowry then looked out of the bedroom window and saw a man get into her “insecure” car.

She told her boyfriend, Christopher Green, and he went downstairs to see what was going-on. Ms Jackson said: “At that point Smith started to take his shirt off and again threatened to “chore the car,” and shouted (to Mr Green) do you want a fight?”

Smith said he was the wrong person to mess with because he was “known around here”.

Police were called and Smith ran off. Officers caught up with him on Orton Road and he was still shouting.

The court was told he became so abusive he had to be placed in leg restraints. He also attempted to spit in an officer’s face.

Magistrates sent the case to Carlisle Crown Court.

Smith will be sentenced by a judge on September 14. He was bailed until then.


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