Man threatened agency workers

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

A man turned on the organisation charged with helping him.

Kenneth Hawkins rang the agency Fulfilling Lives, making offensive and threatening calls and leaving indecent messages.

Hawkins, of Havelock Street, Blackpool, admitted making 49 calls in two days
to the Big Lottery Fund-backed organisation, which aims to give people with problems healthier and happier lives.

But his lawyer, Robert Castle, told Blackpool Magistrates Fulfilling Lives themselves had ‘not helped’ the situation.

He said:”When my client was bailed at an earlier hearing of this case he was told he must not get in touch with this agency. However, the agency has continued to get in touch with him and left him worried he was in breach of bail.

“It has left my client in a difficult situation.”

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said the calls to the agency office and staff mobile phones happened on January 6 and 7.

She said:”They were abusive and threatening.

“The quantity of the calls led to Fulfilling Lives calling in the police especially after the defendant threatened to smash their windows and the calls took a sexual direction.”

Hawkins was jailed for 12 weeks, suspended for a year.He must also pay £165 costs.