Pharmacist threat man in court

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A 40 YEAR OLD MAN, who threatened a pharmacist because his prescription wasn’t ready, admitted threatening behaviour when he appeared before magistrates at Skegness.

Joseph Anthony Finney of Lagoon Walk, was said to be a long term addict and had gone to a pharmacy on May 10 to collect his prescription but when it wasn’t ready he threatened the pharmacist Mr Yusuf Jaami.

He also admitted the theft of cheese from Tesco on May 19.

In mitigation, Mr Asad Aziz said Finney had been suffering withdrawal symptoms and that it had not been his intention to threaten the pharmacist.

The magistrates imposed a conditional discharge for 12 months for both offences.

However, they declined jurisdiction over a third allegation of possessing an offensive weapon, an axe, on May 23 in Drummond Road, Skegness and ordered the case be sent to the Crown Court for trial.