Shopper caused row in store

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Police were alerted when a shopper caused a fracas in a Blackpool store.

After being asked to leave, James Allen shouted abuse at shop workers and threatened to return and batter them.

Allen, 26, of Keswick Road, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to breach of the peace and was bound over in the sum of £100 for 12 months by District Judge Jeff Brailsford sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said staff at AGS Food and Wine, Whitegate Drive, asked police to attend on December 14.

Allen become aggressive when challenged by staff.

Asked by a police officer to leave, Allen did, but yelled abuse at staff from outside.

Peter Manning, defending, said: “He accepts he was aggressive and threatening and that he should not have behaved in that manner, despite being falsely accused of stealing from the shop.”