Man’s threats after ‘chatting up’

Scarborough Magistrates Court
Scarborough Magistrates Court
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A MAN wanted to start a confrontation with two members of the public who had “chatted up” his girlfriend, a court heard.

Kevin Castle, 36, of Albemarle Crescent, refused police advice to stop shouting before his arrest.

Castle pleaded guilty to using threatening words and behaviour and failing to answer bail at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court.

Describing the offence, which took place at shortly after 4am on January 21, prosecutor Katy Varlow said: “Police officers heard raised voices. There were three males and one female.

“One appeared to be squaring up with a raised fist towards another male. There was clearly some kind of friction between Castle and the other two males.”

Officers told the parties to go their separate ways, but 10 minutes later they found Castle shouting “come on then” at the men.

He then went to enter his home address in Albemarle Crescent but swore and shouted “any day”, prompting police to arrest him.

Marcus Topham, mitigating, said: “The two males haven’t appreciated that they were in a relationship and started chatting her up.”

Castle spent the rest of the court day in the cells.