Scartho man threatened to slit throats of children living next door, Grimsby court told
FEUDING between two families turned nasty when an angry neighbour threatened to slit the throats of children living next door, Grimsby magistrates heard.
Father-of-six Donald Crowie, 46, of Mendip Avenue, Scartho, Grimsby, admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour on July 30.
John Harris, prosecuting, said Crowie lived next door to Rachel Major and Dwayn Newton in Langton Drive, Grimsby, but there were problems between them.
The other family claimed that their children had been assaulted by having stones thrown at them by Crowie's children and that he had shouted to the youngsters: "I'm going to slit your throats."
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Crowie told the court: "There has been a dispute between that family and mine going on for 18 months."
He claimed that he and his five-year-old child had suffered racist taunts from their next-door neighbours.
"Things just came to a head when their children attacked my children," he claimed.
"I am sorry for what I did. It was all in the heat of the moment. We have moved."
Unemployed Crowie was given a two-year conditional discharge and was ordered to pay £85 costs.
WE have been asked to point out that John Turner Butcher, Baker and Sandwich Maker is no longer linked directly to founder John Turner.
As reported in Saturday's Grimsby Telegraph, the manufacturing and packaging plant in Humberston was listed in the latest round of food hygiene ratings.
John Turner and his wife Sheila owned seven shops plus a manufacturing plant elsewhere in Humberston at one point, but following his death in 1998, all but the business on Sea View Street in Cleethorpes – now known as Turner's News and Foods – was taken over.