South Yorkshire man who threatened neighbour and smashed up her home is spared prison

A South Yorkshire man has been given a suspended prison sentence after he acted in a threatening manner towards a neighbour, damaged her possessions and carried an offensive weapon in a public place.

Thursday, 31st December 2020, 10:20 am

Stephen Hale admitted the offences at an earlier hearing in October, but returned to Doncaster Magistrates’ Court on Friday, December 18, when he was sentenced.

Records show that Hale, 57, of Carlton Road, Barnsley, committed the offences at a neighbouring property, on July 24 this year.

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Stephen Hale threatened a neighbour and damaged her property

He admitted “using or threatening unlawful violence on another”, as well as causing damage to a front door, damaging an internal glass door and using a wooden stick as an offensive weapon.

Hale was given a total prison term of 28 weeks, but magistrates suspended the sentence for 12 months.

He must also complete 80 hours of unpaid work and complete 15 rehabilitation activity days over the next 12 months.

He must also pay £1,312.82 in compensation, but no costs or victim surcharge were awarded.

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