Store rampage man gets 4-week curfew

A KIRKBY man who threatened a supermarket manager after using the store tannoy to announce free food has been spared jail.

Mansfield magistrates were told how Mark Askew (28), of Beacon Drive, threatened the Morrisons’ employee when he was challenged in the carpark.

Robert Carr, prosecuting, said: “He came up to the manager and shouted at him, raising his hands as if to throw a punch.”

Debra Bell, defending, said Askew was under the influence of alcohol and had learning difficulties.

District Judge Tim Devas gave Askew a four-week curfew and ordered him to pay £75 compensation and £85 court costs.