A MAN from Basingstoke has pleaded guilty after threatening people with a hammer at a Bramley pub.

Ian Ryan, of Barrington Drive, on Thursday, November 16, last year, was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon at the Bramley Inn, in The Street. 

The 38-year-old appeared at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, January 23, charged with a number of offences. 

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Ryan pleaded guilty to possessing an offensive weapon in a public place, criminal damage to property valued under £5000, common assault, using threatening / abusive / insulting words / behaviour with intent to cause fear of / provoke unlawful violence, and racially / religiously aggravated intentional harassment / alarm / distress - words / writing.

The court heard how Ryan brought a hammer to the Bramley Inn, using it to damage decking belonging to the pub and threaten people. 

He also assaulted someone, and used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to provoke immediate unlawful violence.

Ryan pleaded guilty to all charges against him.

He will appear at the same court on Thursday, March 7, to be sentenced. 

Magistrates granted him bail with a condition not to go to The Bramley Inn.