Sheffield man who threatened partner spared from prison

A man who threatened to damage his partner’s property has been spared from prison.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 12:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 11:44 am

John William Farnell, 28, of Nottingham Cliff, Neepsend, Sheffield, admitted threatening to damage his partner’s property and admitted committing the offence while subject to a suspended prison sentence.

Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard on January 22 how Farnell had made the threats on May 19 days after he had been given a suspended prison sentnence for a previous offence.

Mary Rose MacAdam, defending, said Farnell had made the threats during a heated argument but he did not intend to carry them out.

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She added matters have been reconciled with his partner and he understands he is on a “knife’s edge”.

The probation service stated Farnell has been engaging with positive feedback.

District Judge Naomi Redhouse sentenced Farnell to a 12-month community order with a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement and added five RAR days to his suspended prison sentence. He must pay £75 compensation and £85 costs.