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James McGinley sent back to the cells after abusive outburst at Maidstone Crown Court

A burglar was sent back to the cells at Maidstone Crown Court after unleashing a torrent of foul-mouthed abuse which was so loud the judge heard it in his chambers.

James McGinley had admitted various offences and was due to enter pleas to others.

But he shouted the abuse after entering the dock, complaining he had wanted to appear over the video link from prison rather than be in court.

James McGinley
James McGinley

Tim Nutley, defending, told Judge Philip St John-Stevens: “His temper is still quite high. He will probably shout expletives when he comes up.”

The judge refused a handcuffs application from dock officers, but barred McGinley from returning to the courtroom for the third time.

“I heard a few full and frank expression through the door,” he said.

“I am not prepared to have him in court. Why should my staff be subjected to it, or anyone else for that matter?

“I am not insensitive. I understand his frustration and annoyance.

Police next to the Peugeot which crashed on Leysdown Road
Police next to the Peugeot which crashed on Leysdown Road

"In future, he may calm down and understand his position, but I am not prepared to have someone being abusive to anyone in court."

McGinley has admitted burgling a home in Rectory Lane, Brasted, near Westerham, on May 18 last year and stealing £400, 200 dollars and jewellery.

He also admitted burgling a house in Leysdown Road, Leysdown, on July 28 and stole a watch, money, clothing, wedding ring, engagement ring, eternity ring, other jewellery, a laptop computer and a wallet.

McGinley further admitted making a threat to kill a police officer and aggravated vehicle taking involving a Peugeot, which was damaged in a crash.

The 42-year-old, of Braganza Street, Kennington, South London, denied damaging a fence at another house in Leysdown Road.

A crowd came out to watch the drama unfold
A crowd came out to watch the drama unfold

He was due to enter a plea to a fraud charge before the judge adjourned the hearing to this Friday by video link because of his unruly behaviour.

It meant the case of McGinley’s daughter Jamilee Mizzi, 18, of the same address, had to also be adjourned.

She has denied breaking into the house in Leysdown, conspiracy to commit fraud and aggravated vehicle taking.

Because of her father’s guilty pleas the prosecution proposes to offer no evidence against her.

Prosecutor Ian Dear said McGinley was due to be sentenced at Inner London Crown Court for four burglaries.

He could be sentenced there also for the Kent offences.

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