THE shocking actions of an enraged resident from Birchwood who was ‘sick of carers parking outside his house’ led to him assaulting and threatening one with a baseball bat. 

Warrington Magistrates court heard how Jason Higham stormed out of his property on Nightingale Close with the bat in hand after a female carer had parked her vehicle outside his home, with the intention to go and tend to a patient in a nearby house. 

“Mr Higham exited his address with a baseball bat. He approached her car and was shouting,” Andrew Madden said, prosecuting. 

The victim was nearby her vehicle when the defendant aggressively approached her. 

He ‘slammed’ her car door shut and held the bat up to her, shouting threats, while she crouched behind the vehicle in fear, attempting to protect herself. 

“He opened the victim’s car door and took out a mobile phone and threw it on the street,” Mr Madden added. 

“He said he was sick of the care workers parking outside of his house.” 

The 53-year-old has two previous convictions dating back to before the 2000s. 

A victim impact statement was read to the court. She said: “I was petrified, and I thought he was going to kill me. 

“I have previously been in a domestic violence relationship, and it brought back memories of that.” 

CCTV footage caught the terrifying encounter unfold between the carer and Higham. 

It was debated during the hearing if the case should be heard at the crown court instead due to the seriousness of the offences, but chair of the bench Timothy Mullins requested they see a pre-sentence report before deciding on this. 

Higham was granted unconditional bail, and the case has been adjourned until November 21.