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Man who waved axe at marshals to be sentenced in August

Felt marshals had been threatening him

A man who waved an axe during a row with TT marshals will be sentenced in August.

 

Twenty-six-year-old Kristopher Robert Goldie, of Poortown in Peel, appeared before High Bailiff Jayne Hughes at Douglas courthouse.

 

He admitted driving onto closed roads and using provoking behaviour towards volunteer race officials on 2 June.

 

The court heard he’d driven a blue Vauxhall Vivaro from Laurel Bank to Ballig Bridge after roads shut for racing, and then drove back to Black Dub when marshals confronted him.

 

Goldie, who was living in a camper van in a field, got into a row when marshals tried to talk to him about driving onto the course and produced an axe.

 

The court heard he’d waved it about, cutting branches from trees and threatening to light a fire to stop the race session from going ahead, before police were called to subdue him.

 

He later told officers he wanted to visit his grandmother and didn’t know the roads were closed – also telling them although he thought marshals were threatening him he suffered from mental health problems and often felt paranoid.

 

Mrs Hughes granted him bail in order for psychiatric reports to be prepared.

 

Goldie will appear in court again to be sentenced on 20 August.

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