Man threatened to 'rip out throat' of guard, court told

The Westmorland Gazette: Court appearance over threats to security guard Court appearance over threats to security guard

A KENDAL man was given a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for one year, for threatening a night security guard at an accommodation centre.

South Lakeland Magistrates’ Court heard that Anthony Grogan, 22, of Low Mead, along with two friends, tried to get into South Lakes Foyer after midnight on December 15.

The court heard that after being told by Christopher Wilding that the doors were locked after 10pm, Grogan became verbally abusive.

John Appleby, prosecuting, told the court Grogan threatened to ‘rip out Mr Wilding’s throat’ and ‘put his face through the glass’.

In mitigation, Suzie Kavanagh said the offence was committed in drink and Grogan had a ‘complicated background’.

Grogan was ordered to pay £100 compensation to Mr Wilding, court costs of £250 and a victim surcharge of £80.

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