Two people from Harborough accused of a catalogue of serious offences - including possessing imitation guns

They are due to appear at Leicester Crown Court at a later date.

By Red Williams
Monday, 20th April 2020, 4:38 pm
Updated Monday, 20th April 2020, 4:40 pm
Two people from Market Harboroughhave appeared in court accused of a catalogue of serious offences.
Two people from Market Harboroughhave appeared in court accused of a catalogue of serious offences.

Two people from Market Harborough have appeared in court accused of a catalogue of serious offences - including possessing imitation guns.

Jonathan Hickinbottom, 26, of Marmion Close, Harborough, has been charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, threats to kill and assault causing actual bodily harm.

He is also accused of possessing a knife blade/sharp-pointed article in a public place.

Emily Brightwell, 29, of Welland Park Road, Harborough, has been charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, threats to kill, assault actual bodily harm, possessing a knife blade/sharp-pointed article in a public place and theft from person.

The charges relate to an incident on the evening of Tuesday April 14 when a man was assaulted and threatened at a house on Farndon Road, Harborough.

The victim sustained cuts and bruising.

The theft charge involves a phone stolen from another person.

Hickinbottom has also been charged with assault causing actual bodily harm, theft from person, possession of a controlled drug class B and assault of an emergency worker.

These charges come after a man was assaulted in the early hours of November 29, 2019 in Market Harborough’s High Street.

The victim suffered cuts and bruising and had an amount of cash stolen.

The drug possession and assault emergency worker charge relate to Hickinbottom’s arrest.

Both Hickinbottom and Brightwell appeared at Leicester magistrates’ court on Saturday April 18.

They are due to appear at Leicester Crown Court at a later date.

Hickinbottom was remanded in custody while Brightwell was bailed, Leicestershire Police said.