Man accused of threatening and abusive behaviour at work's Christmas do in Burnley

A 43-year-old man who ended up in court after his works Christmas do in Burnley, is hoping to be cautioned, to save his job.

Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 10:05 am
Updated Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 10:06 am
Burnley Magistrates' Court

Andrew Aguirreburualde was said to have been abusive to police. He “made full and frank admissions" to the offence when questioned by officers. He didn’t have a solicitor with him during the interview, a hearing was told.

He appeared before the town’s magistrates, where he was represented by Mr Paolo Passerini.

The solicitor said: "He didn’t have the benefit of legal advice. He’s guilty of the offence, but I want to take the matter back to the police station, to make representations for a caution. He could potentially lose his job if convicted.”

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Aguirreburualde is accused of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of/ provoke unlawful violence, last December 13th.

Aguirreburualde, of Stratford Drive, Fulwood, was unconditionally bailed until January 28th for consideration of a caution.

The Bench chairman told him: "This is to allow you the opportunity to go back to the police. If you are unsuccessful, you must be here on January 28th.”