Blew his top at probation staff

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A man with an anger management problem hurled swear words and insults at Spalding probation staff the day he was late for an appointment.

Wayne Mitchell had an existing community order and was also due to be seen for a pre-sentence report after being convicted of assaulting his partner, Jade Williams.

Mitchell (24), of St Andrew’s Road, Spalding, rang the office to explain why he would be late, spoke to reception and was “continually shouting and swearing”.

Probation officer Kiran Patel said the call was terminated by reception because of Mitchell’s behaviour, but he appeared at the office and shouted insults such as “fat ugly slag bitch” and told a woman probation officer to write a report and send him to prison.

He said Mitchell could not be reasoned with and was given an appointment with a male probation officer at Grantham, which he attended without incident.

Paul Wood, prosecuting, said Ms Williams made a 999 call on July 11, saying Mitchell had refused to leave her St Andrew’s Road home and had pushed her.

She had a grazed left forearm and a cut to her right hand, which she alleged had been caused by Mitchell.

Mr Wood said Mitchell also slapped Ms Williams face.

Solicitor Mike Alexander, mitigating, said Mitchell has an anger management problem and has not yet started his “better building relationships programme” with probation.

Mitchell was late for his appointment because he had to collect a sick child from school, but didn’t feel that was treated sympathetically when he phoned to explain.

Mr Alexander said there had been some aggression on both sides on the day of the assault – Ms Williams spat in Mitchell’s face and he slapped her face.

He continued: “He needs help, fundamentally he needs to be able to control his anger.”

Mr Alexander said the case would have been in a lower sentencing category had it not been domestic violence.

“There was a push and a slap – that’s what we’ve got,” he said.

Mitchell was given 20 hours’ unpaid work for breaching his existing community order and a new, year-long community order with 80 hours’ unpaid work for assault.

He must pay £100 prosecution costs, £50 costs for the probation case and a £60 victim surcharge.