‘Bully’ made baseball bat threat to Leeds neighbour

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A MAN “bullied” his neighbour and threatened her with a baseball bat in a row over a phone.

Stephen Daniel, 52, swung the weapon at the victim after making threats as he accused her daughter of stealing his wife’s mobile phone.

Leeds Crown Court heard Daniel was drunk when he turned up at the victim’s home on September 27 this year.

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He made threats before leaving but returned to the property 20 minutes later with other people.

He told the woman: “I will be back with my boys and I will take what I want.”

Daniel returned to her home on October 4.

He produced a baseball bat and lifted it above his head. The woman managed to shut her front door on Daniel but he smashed the window.

Daniel, of Haslewood Drive, Burmantofts, Leeds, pleaded guilty to common assault, criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon.

He was given a nine-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and ordered to carry out 150 hours’ unpaid work.

Judge James Spencer, QC, said: “You were bullying that woman.”

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