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Man jailed for threatening to hit someone with a hammer

PUBLISHED: 12:32 15 April 2020 | UPDATED: 12:32 15 April 2020

Norwich Crown Court. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich Crown Court. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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A man who threatened to hit someone else with a hammer has been jailed.

David Hawthorne, 41, had gone to an address in Lowestoft where he made the remark “do you want me to hit you with a hammer”.

Norwich Crown Court heard other people were present at the address on February 24 this year when the threat was made.

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Martin Ivory, prosecuting, said Hawthorne gave the impression he was in possession of a hammer and said “tell me what’s going on or I will hit you with a hammer”.

Hawthorne, of Tethys Place, Lowestoft, appeared at court via videolink on Tuesday (April 14) for sentence having pleaded guilty to common assault.

Danielle O’Donovan, mitigating, said there was a degree of provocation and a lack of premeditation.

Judge Anthony Bate, who conducted the sentencing over Skype following the coronavirus lockdown, jailed Hawthorne for two months.


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