Dad’s threat to snap PC’s neck

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court

A man celebrating discovering he was a father threatened to snap a police officer’s neck.

Daniel Geoghan, 25, of Winsford Crescent, Anchorsholme, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly.

What you said was disgraceful. Police officers have a hard enough job without this

He was given a six months conditional discharge and ordered to pay £25 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Jeff Brailsford sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

The judge told him: “What you said was disgraceful. Police officers have a hard enough job without this.”

Prosecutor, Kerry Griebe, said police received a report a man was acting in an erratic manner at the junction of Boothroyden and Carshalton Road on February 11 about 10am.

Geoghan refused to stay in the area and an officer raised his arms to stop the defendant moving. He then rained a hammer blow on the officer’s arm, before threatening to snap his neck.

Peter Manning, defending, told the judge: “Shortly before this incident he discovered he was the father of a child. There had been an issue about the child’s paternity.

“He went out to celebrate.”