Father and son go on rampage

JARED SMITH
Last updated 05:00 16/08/2012

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A Patea constable locked himself in a house with a family as a father and son went on a drunken rampage outside on Tuesday afternoon.

Both Basil Thomas Anderson senior, 47, and Basil Thomas Anderson junior, 22, were arrested when backup from Hawera arrived, and Anderson senior was peppersprayed.

The men pleaded guilty in Hawera District Court yesterday to charges of threatening to kill and resisting arrest.

Anderson junior also pleaded guilty to wilful damage after attacking a sprinkler in the Hawera cells.

He was sentenced to 100 hours' community work, while his father received 60 hours.

Sergeant Kim Severinsen, of Hawera, said the Patea constable went to the Dorset St house to mediate a dispute between the men and the house occupants when tempers flared.

The officer locked himself in the house with a family while the men were outside making threats and damaging property.

Mr Severinsen said the men were in one of the worst states of drunken aggression he had ever seen.

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- Taranaki Daily News

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