A thug who had his curfew lifted so he could go on holiday to Thailand has sparked outrage after posting a holiday photo branding his critics as – W*NKERS!!
Nathanial McIntosh, 23, was convicted of a “sustained attack” which included kicking and punching THREE terrified victims.
He admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent and given a 12-week suspended prison sentence and an eight-week curfew.
But a magistrate later agreed to lift the curfew so McIntosh could go on a pre-booked MONTH long break to the Phi Phi Islands in Thailand.
McIntosh, who had a previous conviction for assault in 2010, asked magistrates for an amendment as he had already paid for the holiday to Thailand – and they agreed.
His curfew, which was to stay at home from 7pm to 6am daily, was relaxed for the duration of the holiday and is set to start again on his return on April 3.
The decision was slammed by justice groups after it was first revealed in his local newspaper, The West Briton.
McIntosh, of Falmouth, Cornwall, has now sparked outrage after posting a shirtless picture of himself wearing swimming shorts on a sun-kissed beach.
The picture, posted on social networking site Instagram, has the caption: ”Put this on the front of the West Briton….WANKERS !! #PhiPhilsland #Thailand”.
Local resident Adam Petrauske, who spotted the picture, said: “I find it absolutely disgusting how he has been able to get away with this.”
Another victim added: “It’s absolutely ludicrous that the curfew was relaxed and says the law is nothing and bends to suit you.”
McIntosh today branded his local newspaper “c***s” as he relaxed in Thailand.
The thug took to Twitter after he was photographed on the front page of The West Briton when a magistrate lifted his curfew so he could go travelling.
In a series of appallingly written messages, McIntosh basked in his notoriety as he relaxed after spending the previous evening watching Thai boxing.
He tweeted: “Gonna laugh at the west Briton they Took the bait like fish to a hook.” (sic)
McIntosh then tweeted a friend back home who asked him if he’d seen the front page of The West Briton.
He said: “I know I’m in tears over here mate I’m glad the w*****s, a lot better picture this time haha. (sic)
“Yea can’t believe they took it stupid c***s !!” (sic)
The thug also showed a racist side to his personality as it emerged last week he tweeted: “Maybe a tad racist but I don’t like paki’s.” (sic)
Mcintosh, an amateur footballer, admitted the public order offence at Bodmin Magistrates Court on August 21.
It followed an incident in Newquay, Cornwall, where he attacked three people in a “sustained attack included kicks which resulted in injury”.
But he later went back to magistrates in Truro on January 22 and the curfew was lifted so he could go on the month-long holiday to Asia.
Peter Chapman, chairman of the Magistrates’ Association’s sentencing committee, said courts do have the power to lift curfews.
He said: “If the curfew clashes with work, a pre-booked holiday, a relative’s wedding, or a job interview, magistrates can adjust the curfew as they see fit.
“The punishment imposed by a curfew consists of the number of days and hours on which the offender’s liberty is restricted by having to be at home.
“If the magistrates wish the offender to suffer a financial loss, they will order a fine to be paid.
“They will not add to the punishment by forcing the offender to suffer additional financial losses.”
McIntosh committed the offence on August 21, 2012, and appeared in court on January 22.
He then went back to court at a later date in February and asked for the curfew to be lifted.