Man jailed for attack on shop worker

A MAN who assaulted a shop assistant and threatened to rape his partner after he would not sell him alcohol has been jailed.

Alexander Smith had drunk 10 pints and five vodkas before he went into Morrisons in Corby on November 27 last year.

And when he was refused alcohol because of the licensing laws, he made the rape threat and also said he would “get the Danesholme boys” on to the assistant.

Smith, 22, of Barth Close, Great Oakley, was jailed for nine weeks at Corby Magistrates Court yesterday after admitting five charges.

He was also dealt with for an incident in Burleigh Drive, Corby, on March 10, where he admitted being drunk and disorderly and using threatening words or behaviour.

On this occasion, police had to use incapacitating spray to restrain Smith, who gave his name to officers as “Fence Post.”

In the first case, the court heard he aimed a punch at the shop assistant’s face when he was asked to leave. In interview, he claimed he was restrained for no reason.

Barrie Fairbarn, in mitigation, said Smith was taking steps to deal with his behaviour and “engaging with the Army”.

He said he had a “deep relationship” with alcohol.