Man threatened to burn down house

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A MAN lost his temper with the mother of his child and walked out of their home.

Then Andrew Cooper rang the house and told his partner that he was going to burn the property down.

Cooper, of Orchard Avenue, Blackpool who runs his own mechanics company, admitted making an offensive phone call before magistrates.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said the couple had rowed over Cooper working long hours at his business.

As a result he walked out of the house taking his clothes with him.

“Later he rang her and made the threat to burn down the house”, the prosecutor said.

“His partner believed he might do it as he was raging.”

Daniel Harman, defending, said: “My client accepts he said what he did but there is no way he would have carried out the threat.”

Cooper was given 12-month conditional discharge.

He was also ordered by magistrates to pay £100 costs.

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