Man jailed for motorcycle drive-by threat to his ex-partner

Kenneth Cook made a drive-by threat to his former partner.
Kenneth Cook made a drive-by threat to his former partner.
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An “upset” man who made a drive-by threat to his former partner has been locked up.

Kenneth Cook pointed at the woman while she was a passenger in a car and shouted ‘bang, bang’ as he passed on a motorcycle – which he was disqualified from riding – through Jarrow on July 5.

The 22-year-old, who gave his address as a bail hostel in Pennywell, Sunderland, admitted charges of harassment, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

He had been wanted by police on an emergency recall of his licence – following his release from prison for previous offences – until being located on Wednesday.

John McGlone, prosecuting, said: “The injured party saw a yellow motorbike, which she knew belonged to Cook. He rode alongside the car and pointed at her, shouting ‘bang, bang’.

Kevin Smallcombe, defending, said: “Up until the start of July he had believed he was in a relationship with her. He was upset and angry.”

Cook was jailed for 25 weeks and recalled on his licence.