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Man who threatened marshals to be sentenced next month

Peel man admits driving on closed roads and using provoking behaviour

A man will be sentenced next month after driving onto the closed TT course against the flow of racing before threatening marshals who went to speak to him about it.

 

The case of 27-year-old Kristopher Robert Goldie of Poortown in Peel was listed for mention before High Bailiff Jayne Hughes at Douglas Courthouse, although he was excused from attending.

 

He’s pleaded guilty to driving on closed roads and using provoking behaviour.

 

Previous hearings were told on 2 June he drove his car from Laurel Bank to Ballig Bridge before TT marshals managed to flag him down, he then drove back to where he'd come from before going to a nearby camper van he lived in.

 

When marshals went to speak to Goldie he produced an axe and told them he was going to start a fire to prevent racing from taking place.

 

They then called police, who found him locked inside the camper van and had to use incapacitant spray to subdue him - he later said he wanted to visit his grandmother, didn’t know roads were closed and felt threatened by the marshals.

 

During interview, he also told officers he suffered with mental health difficulties including paranoia.

 

Mrs Hughes bailed Goldie until his sentencing hearing on 20 August.

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