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Man threatened to kill social workers

Sentencing adjourned until January

A man who left threatening phone messages for two social workers has had his sentence adjourned for six weeks, while a psychiatric report is prepared.

Fifty-six-year-old Richard Alan Kewley, of Tynwald Road, Willaston, pleaded guilty to two offences of conduct leading to fear of violence when he appeared before Deputy High Bailiff Jayne Hughes this week.

The prosecution told the court that Kewley had called Markwell House - where the female staff members were based - at 3am on 27 November.

In a series of answerphone messages, he claimed he would go there and 'stab them', and that he knew where one of the women lived.

Kewley's advocate Steven Wood said he was seeking psychiatric assessment, and asked for an adjournment.

Mrs Hughes agreed that such reports would be beneficial - and, bailing Kewley, postponed sentencing until 24 January.

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