St Helen Auckland man abused PCSOs after persistent police visits proved frustrating (From The Advertiser Series)
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St Helen Auckland man abused PCSOs after persistent police visits proved frustrating
4:32pm Wednesday 25th June 2014 in News
A MAN who yelled abuse at Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) - telling them to get a “proper job” warned that he will probably be back in court if they continue to visit him.
Martin Alan Brown - who owes £1,123.64 in fines from previous offences - told Newton Aycliffe magistrates that he was frustrated at the number of times police had visited him since his prison release several years ago.
On June 2 two PCSOs visited his home on Primrose Gardens, St Helen Auckland, as part of a regular check, the court heard.
Prosecutor Ann Darwin said Brown and a woman at the address challenged them, questioning why they were there.
The pair then started swearing and shouting insults through the living room window, the court heard.
Unemployed Brown yelled at the PCSOs they were not “real officers” and told them to get a “proper job”.
Ms Darwin said the officers were particularly concerned by his bad language and abuse as there was a child in the house and several members of public in the street outside.
The 29-year-old, who represented himself, initially had nothing to say before telling magistrates he was frustrated at the number of times officers visited his home.
He said he had done nothing wrong to warrant the checks and told the bench: “I will be back in court over it.”
Chairman of the bench Margaret Cunningham told Brown, who admitted using abusive words, he should not use bad language nor act in an uncivilised way towards officers who are doing their jobs.
Brown was given a six month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge.
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