Just-released man threatens witness
AFTER being released from jail, John Beaney threatened someone who had been a witness in his court case, magistrates heard this week. Beaney went to the shop where Jonathan Cheesewright worked and told him: Watch your back, I am going to get you, and ad
AFTER being released from jail, John Beaney threatened someone who had been a witness in his court case, magistrates heard this week.
Beaney went to the shop where Jonathan Cheesewright worked and told him: "Watch your back, I am going to get you," and added: "I did not do three years for nothing."
Beaney, 29, of Wenny Estate Chatteris, admitted using threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behaviour in Chatteris on October 27.
Mr Cheesewright was clearing up at the DIY store in High Street when he saw Beaney standing between the inner and outer doors, prosecutor Nicola Ebbs told Fenland magistrates. After being threatened, Mr Cheesewright asked Beaney to leave, and threats were repeated before he walked out.
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Mitigating, Charlotte Winchester said Beaney felt Mr Cheesewright was laughing at him, and muttering something under his breath.
"There is no way he would have carried out the threats," she said. "It was stupid, he should have walked on the other side of the road."
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Beaney was ordered to pay £50 compensation and £55 costs, and was given a two-year conditional discharge.