ANGRY scenes erupted at Hull Crown Court today (Friday February 8) as a convicted sex offender from Burton Agnes was jailed for blasting a 20-bore shotgun through the living room window of a house where four children were playing.
When Adrian Thorsby, 49, formerly of Rudston Walk, arrived at Hull Crown Court for sentence he was hit with a woman’s handbag on the head and suffered a bloody nose as he was wrestled to the ground by four police officers as he threatened protestors who repeatedly called him a paedophile.
One man was arrested amid scenes of swearing, threats and scuffles with police. Thorsby had to be taken into police custody for his own protection. More than 10 people were ejected from the building as a special police support team were called to break it up.
Thorsby was sentenced to four and a half years in prison after previously pleading guilty to one charge of posession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
•For the full story see Thursday’s Free Press.