A DRUNK who threatened and abused police has been conditionally discharged at court.

Callum Crang became abusive before being restrained and arrested just days after being sentenced for a burglary.

Paul Cross, prosecuting, said: “He made some unwise remarks to the police – ‘if you touch me, I will **** you up’ and he was taken to the floor and restrained. Another youth joined in but I don’t know what happened to him.”

Mr Cross said Crang was doing well on a suspended sentence following a conviction in the summer.

Teesside Crown Court heard how Crang had been sentenced for a burglary just 11 days before his arrest in August.

The defendant, who represented himself during the short hearing, was given a 20-month suspended sentence.

Crang, of Collyers Close, Hurworth, Darlington, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly from August 29.

Judge Chris Smith sentenced the 24-year-old to a conditional discharge and ordered him to carry out a further ten hours of unpaid work for breaching his suspended sentence.

He said: “When you were here in August the judge will have told you to keep yourself out of trouble and he will have told you that if you found yourself committing further offences that you were at risk of going to prison.

“This appears to be a minor slip and you are otherwise doing well on the order, so in the circumstances I’m going to allow the order to continue.”

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