Katy Varlow, prosecuting, told Northallerton Magistrates’ Court that Wareham had driven to his former girlfriend’s parents’ home with the hammer and a crowbar on Sunday, December 11, to remonstrate with her after a text message exchange.Yeeeeesssss, of course he did.
After police were called to the house, officers were confronted by Wareham, who then ran at them with the hammer, causing them to reverse their vehicle into another car./facepalm
To bring the increasingly violent situation under control, officers cordoned off the property and nearby roads were closed while armed response officers were brought in.No tasers?
Miss Varlow said Wareham then leapt on the roof of his own car, and continued to make threats until two officers fired baton rounds at his stomach to subdue him.
Rob Hutchinson, in mitigation, said the text exchange had been the straw that broke the camel’s back for Wareham.Not as 'highly charged' as he ought to have been...
Mr Hutchinson said: “His behaviour was reprehensible and he recognises that.
He was in a highly charged emotional state.”
Magistrates said the offence was so serious he was being given a three-month jail sentence...Is that all..?
...suspended for 12 months, a 12-month supervision order, and told to carry out 200 hours of community service and pay £85 costs.*sigh*