A PETERLEE man who threatened to burn down two people's homes has been sentenced in court.

Magistrates sitting at Peterlee on Friday (May 13) heard that Kyle Arron Peacock made the threats to a man and a woman in Peterlee, County Durham, on March 31 this year.

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The 23-year-old pleaded guilty to two counts of threating to damage or destroy property.

He was also convicted of committing an offence while under a community order.

The original order was imposed on February 11 this year under the Malicious Communications Act after Peacock sent an offensive facebook message to a woman between February 24 and 28, 2021.

Magistrates sentenced Peacock to a new community order with a 30-day rehabilitation activity requirement that must be completed by May 12 next year.

Peacock, of Tenth Street, Horden, Peterlee, was also ordered to pay a total of £180 in court costs and charges.


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