Threat thug locked up

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court

A shopper has been jailed and put on two restraining orders after threatening to cut up a police sergeant and slash the face of a police constable’s son with a piece of glass.

James Raynor made the threats after police tried to arrest him following a race-hate incident at a Fleetwood shop.

Raynor, aged 21, of Mount Street, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to two offences of threatening violence and one offence of racially aggravated harassment.

He was sentenced to 12 weeks jail and ordered to pay compensation of £200 to the police constable and £100 each to the police sergeant and the shopkeeper.

Raynor was also made the subject of two indefinite restraining orders.

The orders ban him from entering the police constable’s home road in Fleetwood or contacting his wife and son.

He must also not enter the Super News and Booze shop or contact the shopkeeper.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said on March 6 at 7.20pm Raynor went into the port’s News and Booze shop three times claiming he was owed £2 and made race-hate remarks to the shopkeeper.

A police sergeant arrived to see Raymond jumping up and down outside the shop. He had a piece of glass in his hand and told the sergeant “ come near me and I’ll cut you.” He then told a police constable who arrived to help “I know where you live” before threatening to slash his son’s face and slice-up his wife.

Kathryn Jamieson-Sinclair, defending, said her client had medical health issues. Raynor took medication and that day he had been drinking vodka. If he had been sober he would not have made the comments he did.