Drunk’s threat to policeman

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court

A drunken man tried to provoke a police officer into fighting with him repeatedly telling him “come on then”.

Andrew Carr had to be threatened with pepper spray and restrained and when cautioned he replied: “I’m going to kill you,” a court was told.

Carr, 47, of Springfield Terrace, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said an officer came out of Fleetwood police station and saw Carr on Bold Street gesturing at him with two fingers on January 25 about 1am.

There were people in the street and Carr then started shouting obscenities at the officer.

He kept advancing on the officer trying to get him to fight and the officer had to push him back. Once arrested and put in a van he was extremely aggressive.

At the time of the offence he was in breach of a suspended prison sentence and a conditional discharge.

Suzanne Mugford, defending, said her client had been diagnosed with depression and was having investigations to see if he suffered from bi-polar disorder.

Before the offence he had run out of his medication. He was finding it very difficult to sleep so he turned to alcohol.

Carr was fined £80 with £85 costs and ordered to pay £20 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.