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Ramsey man admits smearing poo on café windows

30-year-old will be sentenced in April

A Ramsey man who smeared faeces across the windows of a café in Ramsey will be sentenced in April.

Luke Geoffrey Pickup, who is currently remanded at the Isle of Man Prison, changed his plea during an appearance at Douglas Courthouse and admitted causing criminal damage.

He'd previously denied the offence - you can find out more HERE.

The 30-year-old targeted The Court Café, on Parliament Street, on 20 November last year.

He was heard saying: "If they’re going to be rude to me, I’ll be rude to them."

Pickup then left the Isle of Man breaching the terms of an existing probation order.

The court heard Pickup had previously pleaded guilty to taking an e-bike without the owner’s consent, on 24 July, from Parliament Street.

He cycled it to West Quay before tying rope to it and hanging it over the harbour wall; he later told police he’d done it to teach the owner ‘a lesson’ and saw it as community service.

He’d also admitted being drunk in a public place five days later.

During the hearing Pickup also admitted displaying provoking behaviour on 19 October.

He’d confronted a man in the Co-op, in Ramsey, accusing him of being a ‘paedophile ringleader’.

When he was arrested he told police: “What are you doing protecting the paedos?” before admitting he’d confused the man with someone else.

He also entered guilty pleas to charges of being drunk and disorderly on licensed premises and using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour on 7 September.

A social enquiry report has been requested before he’s sentenced for all offences on 4 April; there was no application for bail and he was remanded until that date.

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