‘Send me to prison’ pleads man who punched brother

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A SPALDING man told magistrates he would not pay fines for punching his brother and breaking a window – because they hadn’t given him the “help” he wanted by sending him to prison.

After magistrates announced their fine, Daniel Osborne told the court: “I am not paying it. I told you what I wanted.

“You need to help me, not just fine me, seriously.

“No-one helps you even if you shout for help.”

The court offered to explain its decision but Osborne continued with his outburst and refused to listen.

Osborne said: “I am not going to start getting violent. It’s just my mouth, you know what I mean.”

He was escorted from the court by a security guard.

Earlier Osborne (24), of Wygate Road, told the court he had “a bit of a drink problem”.

At the outset he told magistrates: “I would like a custodial just to get it out of the way.”

He pleaded guilty to assaulting his brother, Darren Osborne, on July 11 and on the same day criminally damaging a glass door panel, worth £65.54, belonging to his brother.

Magistrates fined him £165 for the assault with no separate penalty for criminal damage. But he was ordered to pay full compensation for the door, £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

Osborne made four visits to his brother’s home on July 11.

Marie Stace, prosecuting, said Osborne was not allowed to enter at midday because his brother was with his girlfriend and Osborne “clashes” with her.

But the brother spoke to him out of the window.

Osborne was allowed in later but was asked to leave when he began criticising the brother’s flat.

The brother asked Osborne to hand over a key but was punched two or three times in the face.

Osborne returned again, but was persuaded to leave by his father, and again started to shout and throw things at a window.

Miss Stace said the brother heard the sound of smashing glass while he was calling police.