Angry man threatened to kill mum and stepdad

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AN aggrieved stepson grabbed a stick and waved it around in a quiet cul-de-sac while shouting abuse at his mother’s partner.

Sean Kelly, 21, ran out of his mother and stepfather’s home in Silksworth after a row at 9.45am on December 10, Sunderland magistrates heard.

Prosecutor John McGlone said: “He was waving a stick shouting ‘I’m going to kill you both’. He then threw the stick into the road.”

Kelly of Hylton Road, Pennywell, admitted threatening behaviour causing harassment, alarm or distress and a breach of bail.

A probation report described Kelly as having “poor anger management” and said there was an “ongoing situation” between him and his mother’s partner.

Brian Chapman, defending, said: “Mr Kelly is now living with his grandparents, who will provide some stability.”

Kelly was given a one-year community order, supervision and 40 hours’ unpaid work.