Grandson threatened to hit his own grandmother with a spade for cash

Daily Echo: Grandson threatened to hit his own grandmother with a spade for cash Grandson threatened to hit his own grandmother with a spade for cash

A TERRIFIED grandmother called police after her own grandson threatened to smack her with a spade.

Christian Shearman brandished the garden implement as part of his attempts to demand cash from his grandmother Julie Britt.

The 19-year-old, who had once headbutted his late grandfather, even threatened to cover her with the contents of a bucket and smash up her car if she didn’t hand over money, which was probably for drugs, Southampton Crown Court heard.

Five days later, the teenager threw a mobile phone at Mrs Britt in a fit of temper, although he claimed he had not meant to hit her.

Hours later, the court was told, Shearman grabbed her arm and threatened to throw paint over her car in a demand for money.

But when he again became verbally aggressive, she decided she could take no more and called the police, prosecutor Chris Stopa told the court.

Mrs Britt was found by officers in an alleyway adjacent to her home.

“She told them she had had enough and wanted him out of her life,” said Mr Stopa.

“She has great affection for her grandson but it was the repetition of his behaviour and she wanted that to stop.”

Shearman, of Bracklesham Close, Sholing, admitted causing fear of violence through harassment.

He received a 12-month suspended sentence coupled with 18 months’ supervision designed to help his anger management, and ordered to carry out 120 hours’ unpaid work for the community.

Passing sentence, Judge Peter Henry told Shearman: “What you did was disgraceful and frightening for your grandmother.

"She says she wants no contact with you, but if there is an improvement in your behaviour and you recognise what you have been doing, there may be reconciliation.

“She is obviously a very caring lady who loves you, but she cannot be expected to put up with your violent behaviour.”

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7:41am Thu 6 Feb 14

Dai Rear says...

Since what this junkie did was attempted robbery armed with a weapon CPS got the charge entirely wrong. We should have been looking at 5-7 years.
To those who say that his poor granma might have been afraid to do a videolink to court I would say that the junkie believed she'd do it for Section 4 Protection from Harassment, so he'd have believed she'd do it for the proper charge, wouldn't he? He'd not have pleaded guilty otherwise.
UKIP will, I believe, say "get rid of CPS". Sadly, the evidence for this view grows daily
Since what this junkie did was attempted robbery armed with a weapon CPS got the charge entirely wrong. We should have been looking at 5-7 years. To those who say that his poor granma might have been afraid to do a videolink to court I would say that the junkie believed she'd do it for Section 4 Protection from Harassment, so he'd have believed she'd do it for the proper charge, wouldn't he? He'd not have pleaded guilty otherwise. UKIP will, I believe, say "get rid of CPS". Sadly, the evidence for this view grows daily Dai Rear
  • Score: 9

7:58am Thu 6 Feb 14

Ozmosis says...

Wow, a model citizen! /sarcasm. Beating up your own grandparents.... Vermin
Wow, a model citizen! /sarcasm. Beating up your own grandparents.... Vermin Ozmosis
  • Score: 14

8:40am Thu 6 Feb 14

AndyAndrews says...

UKIP to get rid of the CPS? To replace it with what?
UKIP to get rid of the CPS? To replace it with what? AndyAndrews
  • Score: 1

8:41am Thu 6 Feb 14

dogbruce says...

Utter scum that breads scums to be
Utter scum that breads scums to be dogbruce
  • Score: 3

10:10am Thu 6 Feb 14

Linesman says...

dogbruce wrote:
Utter scum that breads scums to be
I don't mind them being breaded, I just don't want them to breed.
[quote][p][bold]dogbruce[/bold] wrote: Utter scum that breads scums to be[/p][/quote]I don't mind them being breaded, I just don't want them to breed. Linesman
  • Score: 11

5:04pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Inform Al says...

AndyAndrews wrote:
UKIP to get rid of the CPS? To replace it with what?
Go back to what we had before when most cases were dealt with by the officers themselves. Worked well in my day.
[quote][p][bold]AndyAndrews[/bold] wrote: UKIP to get rid of the CPS? To replace it with what?[/p][/quote]Go back to what we had before when most cases were dealt with by the officers themselves. Worked well in my day. Inform Al
  • Score: 0

5:52pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Folkestone Saint says...

So a police officer when drunk and suffering from mental illness (probably through the stress of the job) says he heard what was said during the "pleb gate" affair gets a year in nick after serving 29 years, whilst this scumbag who is a repeat criminal gets a telling off, well done judge, hope you never suffer from crime, but if you did you may not be so stupid with sentencing.
So a police officer when drunk and suffering from mental illness (probably through the stress of the job) says he heard what was said during the "pleb gate" affair gets a year in nick after serving 29 years, whilst this scumbag who is a repeat criminal gets a telling off, well done judge, hope you never suffer from crime, but if you did you may not be so stupid with sentencing. Folkestone Saint
  • Score: 1

7:43pm Thu 6 Feb 14

sparkster says...

scum of the earth lock him up and throw away the key
scum of the earth lock him up and throw away the key sparkster
  • Score: 0

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