PCSOs caught abusive father on camera

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A WIGAN man was caught on camera shouting and swearing by two police community support officers.

Jamie Bailey was caught out after continuing to shout and swear in public while the PCSOs filmed him with a mobile video camera.

Wigan Magistrates’ Court heard how 18 minutes of footage was filmed – including accusations that the officers were “liars”.

Katie Beattie, prosecuting, told how the PCSOs were patrolling the Beech Hill estate on July 22 when they spotted a commotion.

When they went to investigate, they found Bailey, 23, and his ex-partner Hazel Harrison hurling abuse at each other in the street.

After the PCSOs ushered Ms Harrison away, Bailey continued to shout and swear and wave his arms around – despite being repeatedly asked to stop.

Then, when the PCSOs informed him that they were filming his behaviour, he responded: “I don’t care. I’ll do what I want.”

The officers subsequently described his behaviour as “extremely aggressive”.

Bailey pleaded guilty to using threatening words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress before Wigan Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Ged Fraser, defending, admitted that his client had failed to behave “appropriately” around the officers but told how Bailey and his ex partner were now on much better terms.

He added that the defendant, of Forest Avenue, Beech Hill, was now seeing his child four times a week.

Magistrates handed Bailey a six-month conditional discharge and ordered him to pay £35 towards prosecution costs and a £15 victim surcharge.