Chemist uproar ends in court

A CHEMIST was threatened by a man who didn’t want to wait to get his prescription.

Daniel Sykes, of St Matthew Road in Dewsbury, became agitated after hearing that his medication wasn’t ready. He then became verbally agressive towards Zoe Hudson, who worked at Davison Chemists on High Street, Westtown, on February 24.

Despite customers and children being in the shop, Prosecutor Vanessa Jones said Sykes “called Ms Hudson a f*****g cow and was warned to stop swearing. Then he said: ‘I want my meds, I’ll find out which is your f*****g car and I’ll f*****g trash it’.”

Sykes repeated the threat and was given his medication in an attempt to get him to leave, Kirklees Magistrates’ Court heard. But he continued to shout and swear and police were called. Sykes pleaded guilty to using threatening words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

Paul Blanchard, mitigating, admitted his client reacted badly and that he accepts that.

Magistrates gave Sykes a 12-month conditional discharge and he must pay a victim surcharge of £20.

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