A MAN who threatened to petrol bomb a woman's house has been jailed.

Gary Spencer appeared in court following the incident in November last year.

On November 19, the 46-year-old threatened a woman living in the Pennington area of the New Forest.

He said he was going to "petrol bomb" her house.

The court heard how on the same day, he assaulted a police officer and was found to be carrying a class B drug.

Appearing at Southampton Magistrates' Court, he admitted one charge of assaulting an emergency worker by beating, one charge of the possession of a class B drug and one charge of using racially abusive words or behaviour.

He was found guilty of threatening to damage or destroy property.

Spencer, of Renny Road, Portsmouth, was jailed for a total of 24 weeks and was handed a restraining order banning him from contacting the woman for two years.

He was also fined £100.

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