Kempsford ravers admit threatening behaviour
THREE men have admitted using threatening behaviour after Police tried to break up an illegal ‘rave’ in Kempsford.
Daniel Mace, 22, of Leaholme Court, Cirencester, Adam Lee Saunders (AKA Savory), 20, of Drift Way, Chesterton and Benjamin Peter Savory, 18, of Broadleaze appeared at Gloucester Magistrates Court on Friday May 4.
The three men were arrested on January 28 after residents in Kempsford called police complaining that an empty house was being used for a ‘rave’.
When officers arrived at around 6am, they emptied the house and called for more officers to help them deal with a group of revellers who had become disorderly and were threatening to cause damage to police cars and in the village.
Four men fled the scene through nearby gardens and were chased by police, but were later caught.
The three, who are all unemployed and receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance, had previously denied charges of using threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour towards police officers with the intention to cause fear of violence or provoke unlawful violence under Section Four of the Public Order Act.
However, last week all three pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress under Section Five of the Public Order Act.
Mace and Savory received a conditional discharge for 12 months, while Saunders was given the same sentence for 24 months due to previous convictions.
Costs of £150, to be shared equally between the three, were also imposed.
Passing the sentence, Magistrate Mrs Denise Gibson said she hoped the charges would serve as a lesson to the three.
“It is a shame this has happened,” she said. “Keep your noses clean and hopefully we won’t see you hear again.”
A 17-year-old from Chesterton who was also arrested at the time admitted using threatening behaviour when he appeared in court in February.
He was placed under a Youth Rehabilitation Order for 12 months, including 40 hours of unpaid work in the community.