Threatened to rape female police office and racially abused her colleague
Laurie Kavanagh was sentenced to 300 hours community service. Picture: Property Industry Eye
A 37-year-old estate agent has been fired from his job after being found guilty verbally abusing police officers.
Laurie Kavanagh, who was the head of sales at Myddelton & Major in Salisbury, had been at a match between Chelsea and Manchester United on 28 November last year.
When he was asked to move on from the area he became aggressive and officers had to tackle him to the ground. He shouted at PC Natalia Burke, ‘I’ll bring a pack of pikies round your house and rape you.’
When he was put in the back of a police van, he racially abused her Sikh colleague and said to a police sergeant that the would send people round to his house to kill him and his family. He then boasted about his £50,000 salary and told officers that he paid their wages.
He was sentenced to 300 hours of community service at Southwark Crown Court and told to stop drinking for 60 days and wear an alcohol monitoring device as well as pay £150 to each of the officers he abused and court costs.
Kavanagh represented himself at the hearing admitted two counts of threatening and abusive behaviour, and one of religiously aggravated intentional harassment and said he had made the ‘biggest mistake of my life’ and apologised to the officers.
His employer fire him as soon as they hear about the incident.
Philip Holford, managing partner at Myddelton and Major, said, “Everyone here is appalled and deeply shocked by the former employee’s repugnant actions; his employment contract was terminated as soon as we were made aware of the court facts and sentence.
“He has brought disgrace and shame not only to our good company name but to the wider Salisbury community. We did not know he was facing criminal proceedings – we had not been notified by him.
“We can only hope that our customers understand that the ex-employee’s vile actions were in an individual capacity and are in no way a reflection of the values and standards that we hold dear.”
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July 11, 2022