Community order for abusive words

A BARNETBY man has been handed a 12-month community order with 80 hours unpaid work after admitting using threatening, abusive or insulting words to harass, alarm or distress other people.

Scunthorpe Magistrates’ Court was told Stephen Atkinson, 31, of Cuthbert Avenue, carried out the offence in Barnetby on July 16, 2011.

He was ordered to pay £120 compensation and £120 court costs.