Gosport thug warned he will go to prison if he gets into trouble again

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THUG Jamie Hickman has been told he will go to prison if he gets in trouble again after he shouted homophobic abuse and threatened to assault a man.

Jamie Hickman hurled 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 using threatening words or behaviour.

He was not charged in relation to the homophobic comments but the judge said it was an aggravating factor which he took into account.

Hickman committed the offence while serving a community order at the time of the incident in May.

The community order was handed down in March for a public order offence, assault and two charges of possessing an offensive weapon.

The court heard he has a string of previous convictions for offences including burglary, handling stolen goods and possession of class B drugs.

But Louise Howard, defending, said the Hickman, 20, has the mental age of an 11-year-old.

‘It sometimes comes across that Mr Hickman is not taking it seriously,’ she said.

‘He does appreciate the impact on his victim but is not able to articulate it.’

Judge Richard Price handed him a four month sentence suspended for two years and ordered him to attend a course designed to stop him offending.

‘You have reached the end of the line,’ he told Hickman.

The judge also imposed a restraining order to stop him contacting Mr Styler.

‘If you contact him you will go to prison,’ he said.

‘If you behave like this towards anyone ever again you will go to prison.’