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Man Given Jail Term After Threatening Police

Wednesday August 14 2013

Barnsley Magistrates' Court Barnsley Magistrates' Court

A MAN has been given a 16-week jail term for threatening police officers with garden shears and screwdrivers.

Simon Pashley, 25, who had been drinking and taking drugs, had to be tackled with a Taser gun, Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told.

John Kavanagh, prosecuting, said Pashley was asked by the officers to drop the shears and screwdrivers, but he refused and swore at the police.

Mr Kavanagh said Pashley had earlier turned up at the home of his mother demanding paperwork for an appointment at a Jobcentre.

He said Pashley threw a vase and table lamp across the room. After getting out of the way in the kitchen, the mother went into the garden.

Mr Kavanagh added: "Mr Pashley used an iron to smash a glass panel in a door. He later said he picked up the shears and screwdrivers to protect himself from the police and not to harm the officers."

Alyson Goldsmith, defending, said Pashley, of Bruce Avenue, Worsbrough Common, was in poor health because of his drinking and use of MCAT which he injected.

Pashley admitted using threatening behaviour and two criminal damage charges.

District Judge John Foster said it was disappointing that Pashley wanted to tackle his problems while he was behind bars.

Mr Foster said: "You're in a bad place. It would be a huge waste of your life if you did not successfully deal with your problems. Your state of mind must be right when you come out of prison."

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Reply Posted by mae bruss on Wednesday August 14 2013 at 10:47
Some people just have a natural knack of getting out of work.
All this demanding for an appointment at jobcentre at his mothers.
Pissed. stoned. threatening. violent.
Just the sort people want in the workplace....

Reply Posted by flapper on Wednesday August 14 2013 at 12:22
If this guy has no problem tackling police,then god help anyone else without proper training that may have the pleasure of meeting him. He needs a long time away from the rest off us , cage him up for longer.

Reply Posted by Swampy on Wednesday August 14 2013 at 14:56
Another one ont MSCRAT.

Bobbies should ev geen im a double tap wit taser the idiot.

Reply Posted by Wedge on Saturday August 17 2013 at 14:51
he wasnt stoned if he was pissed an on mcat mae brussell sprout breth if he was stoned he would be chilled with a spliff or bong in his hand

Reply Posted by Rm on Monday August 19 2013 at 22:30
He will never work, or even be offered a job. He should be just culled and stop wasting oxygen!

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