A DARLINGTON man was handed a suspended sentence after threatening someone with violence at a North Yorkshire pub.

Richard James Clark was in Market Place, Thirsk, when he threatened another person with unlawful violence.

It happened on December 27 last year.

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Clark, of Lodge Street, Darlington, pleaded guilty to one charge when he appeared at York Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The 28-year-old was given a 26-week prison sentence, suspended for 18 months due to the serious nature of the offending and his previous record.

He will be subject to a three month curfew, which means he must remain at his home address between 10pm and 7am each night.

He was also told to pay £128 to fund victim services but he will not have to pay court costs.

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