AN ABUSIVE man has been up before the magistrates after using threatening or abusive words or behaviour in Hereford.

Carl Gwynne admitted one count of using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress before magistrates in Kidderminster in May.

The court heard from prosecutor Lauren Millichip that the 44-year-old had behaved in a “disorderly” way within the hearing or sight of a person, and was likely to cause them harassment, alarm or distress on May 13.

This is an offence under section five of the Public Order Act 1986.


Details of the specific nature of the words or behaviour were not given in court documents.

Gwynne, of Red Norman Rise in the Holmer area of Hereford, was fined £40 for the offence, with magistrates saying they had taken his guilty plea into account by the bench when coming to their decision on the penalty.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £85.