A dad launched a shocking tirade of racist abuse at a security guard after being caught trying to steal 14 from a coffee shop’s tips jar. In a desperate bid to fuel his addiction to drugs and alcohol, Jason Palmer, 45, attempted to swipe 14.98 worth of tips from Caff Nero in St Stephens Shopping Centre.1
After he was apprehended, he went on to racially insult and threaten to kill a member of the caf s security team in a disgraceful outburst on March 15. Lisa McCormick, prosecuting at Hull Crown Court2, said: He placed his hands into the tips jar but after a security officer spotted him and tried to stop him, the defendant threw the coins on to the ground and told the officer to remove his hands from him.
With the security officer trying to restrain him, the defendant said, ‘get off me you f****** n***** . I am going to kill your daughters . I am going to slit your throat and I am going to kill you.
He also called him a black b****** and threatened to kill the security guard s mother before a PCSO came to help apprehend and restrain Palmer. After being interviewed by police, Palmer was banned from entering any retail premises in Hull city centre3 and was released on bail on March 16.
However, just two days later, the defendant assaulted a member of the security team at Sainsbury s Local in Princes Avenue4 after being ejected from the supermarket. Palmer, who had taken a drug called G , described in court as a ‘legal high’ and drunk a bottle of Bacardi, also tried to throw a bin at the security guard and launched a wave of expletives at him before being arrested.
The defendant was subsequently banned from the supermarket and released on bail for a second time . However, on March 26, Palmer stole meat from the same store. He then went on to threaten his pregnant key worker on March 27 after she asked him to leave a property he had been evicted from in Washington Street, off Beverley Road.5
Miss McCormick said: She arrived to find the defendant in the bath . He was asked to leave but he said you will have to f****** get me out from here.
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Fearing violence, the worker went into the garden so she could phone the police6 but the defendant followed armed with a metal bar before leaving on his bicycle to evade the authorities. On March 29, his crime spree came to an end after he was apprehended and placed in custody after breaking down the door of a flat. Palmer, who appeared to Hull Crown Court7 via a video link from HMP Hull, pleaded guilty to assault, theft, threatening behaviour, criminal damage and a racially aggravated section four public order offence.
Claire Holmes, who represented Palmer in court, said his life had been blighted by an addiction to drugs and alcohol. She also argued Palmer, who has a 12-year-old son, was high on drugs when he committed his spree of crimes. However, Miss Holmes said Palmer has turned his life around by gaining NVQs in prison and becoming clean after moving to a drug-free ward.
Palmer also urged Recorder Jeremy Hill-Baker to not sentence him to any more time behind bars. Speaking via a video link, he said: I don t want to be like this . I want to change my life.
I took drugs and I was violent but I m not on any drugs now and I ve got a chance of going to get treatment when I get out.
I don t know why I said those things other than because I was on drink and drugs .
I know I can do it sir.
Despite this, Recorder Hill-Baker was unconvinced about Palmer s ability to reform due to his appalling criminal record as he jailed him for 12 months.
He said: History demonstrates that you have repeatedly offended on bail and while you were in breach of a community order.
It is not proportionate or reasonable to afford you the opportunity of a community sentence.
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A security guard was attacked by two thugs outside a Tesco Express as they stole a cash box this afternoon.
The pair of crooks approached the cash-in-transit officer outside the store on Finch Road, Dovecot1 , and grabbed the security box he was carrying. Police descended on the scene at 3.55pm and found the guard had injured his hand.
Officers believe three men, who were wearing dark colouring and had their faces covered, left the scene in a different dark coloured car. A resident on Finch Lane said: I was in my garden when the police arrived .
I had noticed a lot of people standing around but the shops are always busy at this time so I hadn t noticed anything was wrong until then.
Very brazen at that time of the day, loads of people would have saw them. A shop owner on Finch Road said that he heard the incident happen from inside his store.
Cash van outside Tesco Express on Finch Road after two men robbed a security guard
He told the ECHO: I could hear shouting but by the time I got outside the car had sped down the road.
Loads of people were about at the time so we all saw the car.
People were over at the security guard checking he was ok but he didn t seem too badly injured.
I told the police when they were here that something needs to be done about the area.
There s trouble round here all the time and I don t like leaving my wife here alone in case something like this happens. A spokesman for the force said: Officers are currently at the scene of a cash-in-transit robbery in Dovecot.
We were called at 3.55pm today, to the Tesco Express on Finch Road to reports that two males had approached a security guard and grabbed a cash box.
No weapons are thought to have been used although the security guard suffered an injury to his hand.
The two males then left the area in a black Ford Galaxy which turned left onto Princess Drive in the direction of Deysbrook Lane.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information which could assist the investigation is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 4065 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) – Three military helicopters hovered over Anne Choi’s backyard, engaged in what appeared to be a drill ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit three weeks ago to this tranquil town of farmland and horse barns in rural New Jersey.
“My sheep were terrified,” Choi, 44, said on Thursday inside her two-story barn a mile east of Trump National Golf Club, as half a dozen Shetland sheep grazed outside. “It’s awful . We don’t have the infrastructure here . We can’t support the weight of his presence.”
As Bedminster prepared this week for the president’s latest trip to the 600-acre (240-hectare) private club, a 17-day stay that is his first extended vacation in office, some of the town’s 8,000 residents expressed frustration at the security protocols, road closures and daily disruption that will begin with his arrival on Friday.
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Secret Service said safety measures would also include a “tethered drone,” equipped with optical and infrared cameras and powered by a wire attached to a ground controller, that could impede on the privacy of nearby residences.
“It’s super creepy,” said Julie Henderson, an artist who lives down the road from Trump National, as two military helicopters roared overhead before circling and heading back towards the golf club.
The Secret Service said the drone would focus primarily on the outer perimeter and would not “physically intrude upon or disturb the use of private property outside the Trump National Golf Course.”
Trump’s movements can also lead to the closure of local roads and highways . Julie Henderson’s husband, Paul Henderson, said he has twice been stuck on an Interstate on his way to work while Trump’s motorcade used the highway.
Not everyone in this town about 40 miles (60 km) west of New York City agrees Trump’s visit will be a nuisance . Steve Desiderio, who owns a restaurant and catering business in Bedminster’s modest downtown, said the influx of federal agents and journalists would be a welcome boost to his business.
Desiderio, a 48-year-old Trump supporter, added that complaints about the disruption were overblown and media-driven.
“It’s just fake news,” he said, echoing one of the president’s favourite phrases. “They try to spin it like it’s gridlock . So there are five more cars at the stoplight?”
FILE PHOTO -U.S . President Donald Trump departs in his motorcade after a weekend at his golf estate in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S . May 7, 2017.Jonathan Ernst/File Photo
Bedminster’s Republican mayor, Steven Parker, also brushed off the criticism.
“It’s really been a big non-event,” he said.
Some residents said Trump has been a generous neighbour in past years, allowing local events to be hosted at his club . As in previous years, the township committee held its annual reorganization meeting in 2017 at Trump National, where Parker was selected to continue as mayor.
While Trump’s visit may help the town’s eateries, it will shut down the local airport, where 110 private planes and 60 flight school students will be grounded from Aug .
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“Our summertime is our busiest time,” said Somerset Airport President Chris Walker, as a Coast Guard helicopter landed on the runway in preparation for the weekend. “We’re just rolling with the punches.”
About half of the planes were being moved to other airports outside the 10-mile (16-km) no-fly zone, Stewart said . Some workers will be sent home until Trump returns to Washington.
Trump has also drawn local protesters, both for and against him . Anti-Trump activists have been staging a weekly “People’s Motorcade,” driving slowly down the road past Trump National and honking their horns.
The town’s administrator, Judith Sullivan, said they were more of a distraction for her 16-member police department than the president, though they have largely been well behaved.
She hopes to recoup the $30,000 in overtime for officers working during Trump’s visit from the U.S .
Choi, who moved to Bedminster from Maryland two years ago, said she likely would not have chosen her house had she known the “summer White House” would be only a mile away.
“Even if you agree with his politics, I think we can all agree that this is not what we bargained for,” she said.
Reporting by Joseph Ax; Editing by Jonathan Oatis