Asperger's sufferer was abusive at petrol station

An Asperger's sufferer who caused trouble at a petrol station in the early hours insulted a police officer who asked him to leave, a court was told.

Tuesday, 23rd August 2016, 9:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:08 pm
Burnley Magistrates' Court

Burnley magistrates heard how David John Hargreaves (35) had been aggressive and abusive at Kitchens on Trafalgar Street in the town. He was arrested after his outburst.

Hargreaves, who has drink issues, also had mental health difficulties and other conditions, as well as Asperger’s Syndrome and was said to be “isolated and lonely.”

The defendant, who was already on a community order, with a 20-day rehabilitation activity requirement, for theft of alcohol, had the order extended by five days so he can continue to work with the probation service.

Hargreaves, of Burnley Road, Brierfield, admitted using threatening or abusive words or behaviour, on July 31st. He must pay £85 costs.