Daventry man jailed for intimidating two witnesses

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A Daventry man has been jailed for perverting the course of justice after a jury found he had tried to intimidate two crown court witnesses.

Northampton Crown Court heard that on January 24, this year, Ricky Allsop, aged 24, of Beatty Close on Daventry’s Southbrook estate, threatened one male witness who was due to give evidence in a court case against one of his friends.

After bumping into him in the street, he told the witness: “I dare you to turn up to court, I know where you live.”

Three weeks later, he was driving through Daventry when he came across another witness involved in the same case.

The court was told Allsop drove close behind her, overtook her and sped up the road, before turning around and then proceeding to block the road with his car.

Allsop was found guilty of two counts of perverting the course of justice on Friday and was jailed for a total of 18 months.