Gun shot gesture ‘was actually V-sign’

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A CYCLIST accused of making a gun gesture to his ex-wife claims he actually made a v-sign.

Karen Bliss said David Ringer (46) pointed his fingers as he cycled past her car in High Street, Holbeach, and made a “boosh” sound.

But on Thursday Mr Ringer told Spalding magistrates it was a v-sign, which he admitted was “impestuous and inappropriate”.

Rebecca Ritson, prosecuting, said: “Mr Ringer told her ‘that gun’s coming for you, it’s going in your mouth and it will blow your head off. I’m going to bring it to your door’.”

Mr Ringer, of Marshland Drive, Holbeach, admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of violence at an earlier hearing.

Mitigating Rachel Stevens said: “Miss Bliss’s reaction was to turn the car around and follow him to find out what he was meaning by his gesture.

“She chased him in her car with her children in the back and swerved so it nearly hit him and blocked his path.

“Far from being frightened she was relishing the opportunity to have an argument.

“He did say something about putting a gun down her throat and he genuinely regrets it, but she had chased him and nearly knocked him off his bike.”

Magistrates imposed a 12-month community order, including an electronic tag and a 7pm to 7am curfew for six weeks, and told Mr Ringer he must have no contact or communication with Miss Bliss.

He was also ordered to pay £85 costs.