A LYMM man with mental health problems threatened bailiffs with a baseball bat and said he would bomb their cars.

Joel Robinson, 19, appeared at Warrington Magistrates' Court on Friday, March 8 to be sentenced for threatening to destroy property.

Robinson, who lives on Newfield Road in Lymm, was visited by bailiffs after accruing debts.

Prosecuting, Mike O’Kane told the court how the 19-year-old was struggling with mental health issues at the time and threatened them with a baseball bat. He went on to say he would bomb their cars.

In Robinson’s defence, his mental health struggles were painted for the court, with the defendant shown to having engaged with treatment.

When asked directly he stated that he would not deal with this situation in the same way if it were to ever occur again, and stated he would ‘deal with it in the exact opposite way’.

Head magistrate Keith Gleave decided against implementing a custodial sentencing, stating the offence had not crossed the custodial threshold.

Robinson received 20 rehabilitation activity requirement days, 50 hours of unpaid work, and will pay a £100 fine to each bailiff involved.