Northamptonshire man who made threats to kill given suspended custodial sentence

Crown Court GV'
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A 20-year-old man who broke into a property and then made threats to kill the couple inside has been given a three-month curfew.

Tyler Gibson, of Blinco Road, Rushden, broke a window to gain entry to a house on December 23 and then damaged a downstairs door.

Northampton Crown Court heard Gibson was “kicked down the stairs” by the man inside the house and then thrown out of the property.

However, Gibson continued to shout death threats towards the couple inside the house and kicked out at a motorbike parked outside the property, causing £300 worth of damage.

Lynsey Knott, prosecuting, said the intrusion into her home had caused the female occupant, who was pregnant, great distress.

A victim impact statement read to the court stated that she did not feel safe at home any more and could not sleep properly.

Gibson pleaded guilty to charges of criminal damage, burglary, threats to kill and breach of non-molestation order.

Judge Rupert Mayo sentenced Gibson, who has been locked up for the past five months, to 18 months in custody, suspended for 12 months. He was given a three-month curfew order and must complete 100 hours of unpaid work.