Gosport thug hurled abuse and threatened his victim

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A THUG who shouted homophobic abuse and threatened to assault a man has been warned he faces jail.

Jamie Hickman shouted the abuse at Daniel Styler as he cycled past Mr Styler’s house in Gosport.

After swearing at his victim Mr Hickman said: ‘I’m going to smash your windows in.’

He then cycled off but was arrested when he returned to his victim’s house and the police were there, Portsmouth Crown Court heard.

Hickman, of Varos Close, Gosport, pleaded guilty to a public order offence.

He also admitted breaching a community order, which he was serving at the time of the incident.

The community order was handed down in March for public order offences and possessing an offensive weapon.

Matthew Vincent, defending, asked for time for a pre-sentence report to be carried out on the 20-year-old.

Judge Ian Pearson released Hickman on bail and warned him: ‘It’s likely that custody will be imposed because of the nature of this offence.’