A PIMP has been jailed for masquerading as police and calling another man a paedophile.

Gary Enticknap posted the paedophile comment on a Facebook group with 30,000 members on November 8, 2020, said Michael Greenhalgh, prosecuting.

He wrongly claimed to be from the police in the post.

He also claimed gangsters with guns would go round to the victim’s house.

Enticknap, 45, was on a six-month suspended prison sentence at the time for two offences of controlling prostitutes for gain.

He was ordered to serve three months of the suspended prison sentence plus a month for sending a threatening message, which Enticknap, of Skelton, near Saltburn-by-the-Sea, admitted.

Enticknap was made subject to a restraining order banning him from contacting the Facebook victim by any means, including social media.

For Enticknap, Emma Williams said he suffered from obsessive compulsive disorder and now realised he should have “walked away from the situation” involving the Facebook victim.

He lived an isolated life.

York Crown Court heard Enticknap has a previous conviction for revenge porn and at least three for harassment and a caution for sending a threatening communication.

“You seem to have a very poor view of women in general,” said Judge Simon Hickey, adding that Enticknap also seemed to have a problem with communicating with other people.