A NOTORIOUS nuisance repaid a Good Samaritan’s kindness by telling him: “I’ve killed people and I’ll kill you.”

Just hours after being fined at the Carlisle’s magistrates’ court on May 2 for threatening behaviour, Andrew Bell downed 15 cans of cider and caused more trouble in the city.

Prosecutor Beccy McGregor told Carlisle Crown Court he was seen begging outside the train station.

He was then given money by kind-hearted stranger Heston Hassett.

At around 10pm, Mr Hassett was drinking in the nearby Griffin pub when Bell, 42, entered and sat opposite.

Initially nothing unusual occurred.

“Mr Hassett offered to buy Mr Bell some food but describes how his mood then changed,” said Ms McGregor.

“He began to act strangely.

“He was saying his mother was (Moors murderer) Myra Hindley and that he had killed people before.

“The defendant then began saying ‘I’ve killed people and I’ll kill you’, and became more aggressive.”

Bell left the pub but from outside began staring at Mr Hassett in a threatening manner.

“A couple near Mr Hassett could see he was upset and invited him to join them at their table,” said Ms McGregor.

Police arrived and saw Bell was “clearly very drunk”.

As he threatened one PC, he was restrained.

But Bell responded: “If you ever do that again I will rape your children.”

By being drunk and in the city centre at night, Bell was in breach of a criminal behaviour order (CBO) - imposed in 2017 - which bans such conduct.

Bell was sentenced having admitted a public order offence and a CBO breach.

Recorder Alex Leach heard it was the 79th time Bell had breached either a CBO or previously imposed anti-social behaviour order.

The court heard that he also had 176 previous offences on his criminal record.

John Smith, defending, conceded homeless Bell had been subject to “many different attempts to reform his behaviour in many different ways”.

Recorder Leach jailed Bell for 10 months for the latest offences.

During sentencing, he said: “You repaid that kindness (by Mr Hassett) by threatening him.

“Your behaviour was erratic and increasingly aggressive and intimidating.”