Man admits threat to woman while she dialled 999
A Street man who threatened a woman outside her own home saying her son owed him some drugs money has appeared in court.
Haydn Paul Allen made several phone calls to the victim's son and said he was going to smash up his car and house and also made threats about his mother and sister.
When he called his mother to say what had happened she went outside and was confronted by the defendant who approached her in the driveway and asked to see her son.
He shouted in her face and continued to make threats even while she was making a 999 call to the police, South Somerset and Mendip Magistrates were told.
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Allen, aged 20, of Houndwood Drove, pleaded guilty that with intent to cause Jacqueline Gane harassment, alarm or distress, he used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour during the incident on December 26.
The court heard that he was also currently subject to a suspended prison sentence which he had now breached by committing this offence.
Judy Morris, prosecuting, said that the victim's son, Jack Gane, was driving his car through Street town centre on Boxing Day last year when he saw three males in the High Street who started running towards his car.
He drove off towards Glastonbury but at 9pm that day he got a phone call from a male who he recognised was Allen who told him to meet him in the Tesco car park.
"He made another call during which threats were made by Allen to smash Jack Gane's house and car up and also to harm his mother and sister," she said.
"Jack then rang his mother, Jacqueline Gane, to tell her about the threats and as she walked out of her house she saw Allen approach her on her driveway asking for Jack.
"He was a lot taller than her and got in her face and appeared to be intoxicated.
"He was acting in an aggressive manner causing her to feel scared and he shouted at her that Jack owed him some money for drugs.
"More verbal threats were made and Mrs Gane dialled 999 but the defendant continued to shout at her while she was on the phone but then walked away and was joined by another male."
Defending solicitor Michaela Rose said that Allen was also in breach of a suspended prison by admitting this offence and asked for a pre sentence report to be prepared.
The magistrates adjourned the case for a report to be prepared by the probation service and ordered the defendant to return to the court on March 1 to be sentenced.
Until then he was bailed with the condition he does not contact Jacqueline or Jack Gane directly or indirectly.