Curfew for homophobic insults

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A man who had been celebrating his birthday for two days made homophobic remarks to a staff member in a sandwich shop.

David Sillett swore at a worker and was abusive about the man’s sexuality in front of families with children when he was asked to leave, after pestering girls in Subway on the resort’s Bickerstaffe Street.
Sillett, a 30-year-old door-to-door salesman, of George Street, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening manner.

Jim Mowbray, prosecuting, said Sillett was making a nuisance of himself with a group of girls in Subway asking for their phone numbers on November 1 at 5.45pm.

A male worker noted Sillett was under the influence of alcohol and he was asked to leave.

Sillett refused to leave despite repeated requests, so the worker called the police.

Sillett swore and told the worker: “I’ll smash your face in” followed by the homophobic remark.

Sillett was sentenced to a three-month tagged curfew from 10pm to 6am and ordered to pay £50 compensation to his victim, a £150 court charge, £85 costs plus £60 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.