Two men who armed themselves with weapons when they clashed in the street have landed themselves in court.

Nathan Jaoulane drove into Sean Gilmour’s street before chasing him with a child’s scooter in his hand before turning on his heel with his intended target picked up a weapon.

Teesside Crown Court heard how the Jaoulane jumped back into his car and drove it towards the 44-year-old on Essex Street in Middlesbrough before Gilmour started hitting the windscreen with a hammer.

Victoria Lamballe, prosecuting, said the 31-year-old then drove his Seat at Gilmour before smashing into his boat which was parked outside his home.

She said the incident was all caught on CCTV after a concerned resident called police after witnessing the violence.

“Gilmour uses a hammer to strike the window of the Seat,” she said. “Jaoulane drives towards Gilmour but he runs off.

“Jaoulane starts driving again and crashes his car into a boat parked in the road before running off.”

Dealing with Gilmour’s additional drug offences, Ms Lamballe said police spotted suspicious activity outside his home and raided it.

The court heard how the suspect tried to flee his home and threw a packet containing cocaine into a drain.

Officers searched the house and discovered evidence of Gilmour making crack cocaine as well scales, plastic zip bags, a hammer hanging behind the front door, and a tick list of customers.

And in August last year he was found in possession of crack cocaine for his own personal use.

The Northern Echo: Sean GilmourSean Gilmour (Image: Cleveland Police)

Gilmour, of Essex Street, Middlesbrough, pleaded guilty to affray following the events of October 17, 2022. He also pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply a Class A drug from May 13, 2023, and possession of a Class A drug on August 23 last year.

Nicci Horton, mitigating, said her client had stayed out of trouble for years before starting to use cannabis as pain relief for a bad back.

She said he slipped into taking harder drugs as a result and admits selling Class A drugs to fund his habit.

Jaoulane, of Calthorpe Court, Middlesbrough, pleaded guilty to affray and dangerous driving following the incident in Essex Street.

Caroline McGurk, mitigating, said her client accepts that his driving fell below the expected standard on that day and has expressed remorse about his actions.

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Recorder Kama Melly KC sentenced Gilmour to a total of two years and nine months for all offences.

She said: “When the police arrived, they came across a scene of destruction, a vehicle had collided with the boat on the street and moved it against a property.”

Turning to Jaoulane, the judge said: “This was undoubtedly a serious incident which could have been far more serious as anybody could have been on the street and could have been seriously injured.”

He was sentenced to ten months in custody suspended for 18 months and ordered to attend 35 rehabilitation activity requirement days and carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.