Man threatened staff member in Wrexham JobCentre row

A MAN shouted that he would “follow home and kill” a job centre worker, a court heard.
 
Wrexham Magistrates Court was told that Robin David George, 33, of Wern Las, Rhos, became aggressive and angry towards a member of staff at JobCentre Plus on Grosvenor Road, Wrexham, on July 7.
George shouted he had done five years in prison and was not afraid to go back.
He pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, with the intent to cause harassment, alarm or distress.
Justin Espie, prosecuting, told the court George had attended a meeting with a staff member at the job centre on July 7 and during the course of the discussion became argumentative and he threatened to punch the staff member and was swearing at her.
He was said to be angry and aggressive.
Mr Espie said the victim had been visibily shaken by George’s conduct.
George was then escorted from the building and it was  this point he shouted that he would follow the staff member home and kill her.
According to Mr Espie, George said: “I’ve already done five years in prison and I’m not afraid to go back.”
Elzbeth Kenny, defending, said the father-of-three had attended the job centre to change arrangements surrounding job seekers’ allowance payments.
He claimed the staff member was rude and patronising but didn’t deserve the “tirade” of abuse he’d given her.
Ms Kenny said there had been “no excuses” for her client’s behaviour which was done “in the heat of the moment”.
It was said George had not been arrested for the outburst and had gone to the police station voluntarily after the incident.
George was given a three month curfew as well as financial penalties including £100 compensation, £150 court costs, £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

The above article is from The Leader.


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