Brothers in vile racist shop rant One threated to stab a cus­tomer in su­per­mar­ket rage

Macclesfield Express - - BEFORE THE BENCH - KAREN BRIT­TON

TWO brothers racially abused a su­per­mar­ket worker be­fore one threat­ened to stab a shop­per in front of ter­ri­fied staff and cus­tomers.

Max­imil­lian New­combe, 20, and his brother To­bias, 18, were seen on CCTV act­ing drunk in Tesco on Hi­bel Road, Mac­cles­field, a court heard.

Shop worker Kieron Ainsworth ap­proached the pair after To­bias, of Bryn­more Drive, Mac­cles­field, was seen drink­ing or­ange juice and putting it back on the shelf.

But the brothers shouted racist abuse at Mr Ainsworth, call­ing him ‘an Afghan’.

Max­imil­lian, of Lon­don Road, Mac­cles­field, told him to ‘shave his beard’ and ‘ go blow some­thing up’.

When cus­tomer Cal­lum McKinstry in­ter­vened the brothers turned on him.

To­bias then left the shop and re­turned with a Stan­ley knife, threat­en­ing to stab him. Pros­e­cut­ing, Tina Cun­nane, said: “This is an in­ci­dent in Tesco in the early hours of the morn­ing. Both de­fen­dants are caught on CCTV in the shop, clearly drunk.

“Kieron Ainsworth in­ter­venes and there is a con­fronta­tion at the self­ser­vice counter. Max­imil­lian calls him an Afghan and tells him to shave his beard, and To­bias started racially abus­ing him and calls him an ‘Afghan’.

“To­bias says he’s not go­ing to pay for his items and threw cheese, which hit him in the chest. Max­imil­lian tells him to ‘go blow some­thing up’.

“An­other man, Cal­lum McKinstry, shouts at them to stop being racist and To­bias started shout­ing at him and made deroga­tory com­ments about his girl­friend.

“Mr McKinstry jumped over the check­out and punched Max­imil­lian.

“To­bias leaves the shop and comes back in with knife say­ing ‘I’m go­ing to stab you’ be­fore being dragged out by his brother.” De­fend­ing To­bias, Jenny Field told the court that he was only 17 when he com­mit­ted the of­fence and made ad­mis­sions at in­ter­view.

Lucy Glen­non, de­fend­ing Max­imil­lian, said: “My de­fen­dant finds him­self in a very dif­fer­ent po­si­tion to his brother, who was in pos­ses­sion of the blade and will be sen­tenced at crown court.”

To­bias New­combe pleaded guilty at Stock­port mag­is­trates court to hav­ing a blade in pub­lic, ha­rass­ing and racially as­sault­ing Kieron Ainsworth, threat­en­ing Cal­lum McKinstry and theft of juice. He will be sen­tenced at Ch­ester Crown on Au­gust 18.

Max­imil­lian New­combe ad­mit­ted racial ha­rass­ment and us­ing abu­sive be­hav­iour, at the same court. He also pleaded guilty to an­other set of of­fences from July 10 – pos­ses­sion of cannabis, driv­ing with­out in­sur­ance or a li­cence, fail­ing to pro- vide a spec­i­men and fail­ing to ap­pear at court. He will be sen­tenced on Au­gust 23 at Stock­port mag­is­trates court.

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