Father charged with trying to electrocute son

Wyre Grove, Blackpool

Wyre Grove, Blackpool

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A father has been accused of trying to electrocute his son by attaching a live electrical cable to the bathroom door as he showered.

Robert Kelly is also said to have threatened to kill his son and wife by wrapping them in cling-film and suffocating them.

The former bus driver is further accused of stabbing his son with a key, hitting his wife and punching the dog in an alleged night of violence at the family’s Blackpool home on Tuesday.

Glasgow-born Kelly, 59, of Wyre Grove, Blackpool, is charged with attempting to cause grievous bodily harm to his 22-year-old son.

He is also accused of assaulting his son and his wife, making threats to kill and causing unnecessary suffering to a dog.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, asked for the case to be heard at crown court and Kelly to be remanded in custody.

Defence lawyer, Stephen Duffy, asked for bail for his client.

Kelly was bailed to appear at Preston Crown Court on December 12 by Blackpool magistrates.

He must live at an address on New Hall Lane, Preston, report daily to Preston police, not contact his wife and son and not enter Blackpool as conditions of his bail.

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