9:00am Thursday 2nd May 2013
Man admits threatening sex offender [sic] neighbour
"Brewin appeared at Skipton Magistrates' Court Brewin appeared at Skipton Magistrates' Court
A Carleton man has been handed a community sentence [laughable] for threatening to set fire to the flat belonging to a convicted sex offender [sic].
Jonathan Paul Brewin, 29, of Carleton Mill, was annoyed that a man living nearby had not been sent to prison for possessing indecent images of children, Skipton magistrates were told.
Brewin launched a verbal attack on the other man, MJ, when their taxis arrived back in Carleton at the same time on February 2 after nights out with friends in Skipton, the court heard.
He told Mr J, who received a community sentence for possessing indecent images in December, 2011, that people like him should not live in Carleton.
He added that if he saw him in the local pub he would “rip him to pieces” and that if he did not move out within three weeks he would burn his flat down.
Prosecuting, Caroline Midgley said the confrontation lasted about 15 minutes and left Mr J feeling shaken.
Brewin, a man of previous good character, felt strongly about convicted sex offenders and had been annoyed to see Mr J out enjoying himself."