A Carlisle man with 189 previous criminal convictions told a police officer he would “get your grandmother and knock her out”.
Andrew John Jason Bell, 44, appeared before Carlisle’s magistrates’ court today and pleaded guilty to a breach of a criminal behaviour order, being drunk and disorderly in the bus station on Lonsdale Street in the city and using threatening behaviour.
He was found lying on the ground with a can of cider, slurring his words and drunk.
Bell, of John Street Hostel in Shaddongate, made verbal threats towards an officer saying, “I’ll get your grandmother and knock her out”, and made a threat towards the officer, saying “he would find him”.
He was also swearing and abusive.
Bell, once called “Carlisle’s number one public nuisance and a persistent offender” by a judge, committed all three offences on Saturday, on the same day he was given a conditional discharge for a common assault in Brampton a few days earlier.
John Smith, for Bell, said when interviewed by police about these remarks, Bell said he would not have carried out the threats and acknowledged they were “not funny” and were a “lot of hot air”.
He also admitted it was not pleasant for the officer involved.
Bell will be sentenced by a Crown Court judge on May 18, and remanded in custody until then.
“These were nasty threats and you don’t abide by bail conditions,” he was told.