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Kilton: Man turns violent and fights with security guards in the dock after being refused bail

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A courtroom had to be evacuated after a man accused of stealing from a shop in Worksop became violent when he was refused bail.

Darren Bowles, 40, Goldsmith Road, Kilton, appeared at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court charged with burglary at Tadek’s store on Gateford Road, a charge he strongly denied.

The court heard that a packet of cigarettes worth £5 was allegedly taken from a shop and passed to Mr Bowles.

Following his arrest, he was then charged with indecent behaviour after allegedly urinating and masturbating in the police cell, as well as being verbally abusive.

He also faced a charge of criminal damage to his cell.

As Robert Carr outlined the case for the Prosecution, Bowles continually interrupted before the magistrates warned him to be quiet.

His solicitor, Louisa Treharne, even told him she would leave him to represent himself if he did not behave.

He was then quiet as Miss Treharne outlined a lengthy case in mitigation as to why he should be given bail, but magistrates decided he should kept on remand until a hearing on 16th April.

Upon this, Bowles jumped up in the dock and began kicking the glass in a bid to break free.

One security guard was able to take him to the ground as he continued to shout and swear.

An alarm was then triggered and two more entered the dock.

Everyone was ordered out of the court as they finally were able to remove him from the dock and into the cells.

 
 
 

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