Saturday, 7 December 2019

Chainsaw-Wielding Detectorist, 'Forbidden to Contact the Man with the Glasses'


Nice bloke, tattoos, metal detector,
loud mouth, aggressive manner,
chainsaw, dangerous driver ((Image: Stuart Abel/ Devon Live)
Armed police were called to a violent incident in Buckfastleigh, Devon, earlier on this year, which ended in court this week. The person involved Graham Chetwynd has featured in this blog before due to the manner in which he chose to participate in discussions on artefact hunting. Like this example:
graham 25/08/2013 at 11:48: Mr barford we will meet soon and then we can have A PROPER CHAT .just me and you see you soon Graham xx
Nigel S 25/08/2013 at 12:07:
Mr Chetwynd, I take it that’s a physical threat, like the late-night telephoned one you delivered to me. Paul isn’t a member of Heritage Action but I’ll pass it on to him.
graham 25/08/2013 at 13:32:
Take it exactly how you want to but its a promise to be honest. 
Nice people, these metal detectorists. He was arrested after the incident (Stuart Abel, 'Man accused of wielding chainsaw in Devon town to face a jury' Devon Live 9th September 2019)
A man accused of wielding a chainsaw outside his home in a Devon town is to face a judge and jury. Graham Chetwynd, aged 50, allegedly threatened people in Buckfastleigh with weapons including the saw and a baseball bat, a court heard. He faced a judge to deny three offences during the incident which saw him arrested by armed police on January 14. Chetwynd, from Glebelands in the town, appeared at Plymouth Crown Court to plead not guilty to affray, or threatening unlawful violence. He also denied driving his Mitsubishi dangerously in his home street. Chetwynd finally pleaded not guilty to causing criminal damage to a man’s glasses. Judge Timothy Rose set down a trial to last three to four days, starting on December 3. Chetwynd was released on bail on condition he does not contact the man with the glasses.
Rough area, Glebelands, Buckfastleigh (Crown Court Reporter, 'Tantrum teen stabbed neighbour' Mid Devon Advertiser Friday, 12 February 2016):
Cannabis user Connor Beasley got into an argument with his neighbour when he complained about his behaviour and armed himself with a knife. Victim Graham Chetwynd suffered a slash wound to his shoulder during the encounter at his home in Buckfastleigh, Exeter Crown Court was told.[...] Beasley, now aged 19, of Fore Street, Exeter, admitted wounding and possession of an offensive weapon and was jailed for six months, suspended for two years [...] Judge Erik Salomonsen told him: "I have to bear in mind your age at the time of this incident. You lost control of yourself at your home and smashed your guitar and threatened to smash your amplifier. "You went next door where there was an altercation and you went back home to fetch a knife from the kitchen which you used to wound Mr Chetwynd.
That's the Graham Chetwynd that is a member of the Totnes Metal Detecting Club:
...skinny bloke with tatoos...[...] got an e-trac [emoticon] Lovely bloke [emoticon], an e-trac and a chainsaw.
Anyway, the upshot was that his driving's seen as more of a threat than his chainsaw threats:
Stuart Abel, 'Man admits wielding chainsaw outside his Devon home' Devon Live 4th December 2019):
A man has admitted wielding a chainsaw outside his home. Graham Chetwynd, aged 50, brandished the machine as part of a violent confrontation before he was arrested by armed police. Chetwynd was due to face a jury at Plymouth Crown Court after denying affray, dangerous driving and causing criminal damage to a man’s glasses in Buckfastleigh. The defendant, of Glebelands, has now admitted affray and criminal damage. Chetwynd pleaded guilty to the lesser offence of careless driving in his home street – which was accepted by the Crown Prosecution Service. His barrister Brian Fitzherbert said he faced a ban from the road under the points system but would argue against disqualification because he would suffer “exceptional hardship”.
He would not be able to go out artefact hunting with his e-trac. And he would not be able to drive across to Poland to have that "PROPER CHAT"...

 TAKE A GOOD LOOK at this behaviour, for these are precisely the sort of people the PAS wants to grab more and more millions of public quid to make into the "partners" of the British Museum, archaeological heritage professionals and to whom they want us all to entrust the exploitation of the archaeological record. Take a good look and decide what you think about that as a "policy".  

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