Man pleads guilty to threatening Lancaster council boss in street

A man has pleaded guilty to threatening and abusive behaviour towards the leader of Lancaster City Council.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 12:51 pm

James Mcloughlin, 28, of Blades Street, Lancaster appeared at Lancaster Magistrates Court on April 20.

He was ordered to pay £350 compensation and court costs of £85.

The incident occurred in Fenton Street in Lancaster on Sunday, March 14.

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Lancaster Magistrates Court.

Coun Dr Erica Lewis, the Labour leader of the city council, posted on social media that she was on her way home, when a passing man threatened her.

The post prompted Lancaster Police to make their own statement, saying that they were made aware that a woman had reported that she had been threatened by a man in the street in Lancaster.