Threat of suicide by man on a ‘fresh start’

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A MAN who came to Blackpool for a fresh start rang police and said he was going to commit suicide on Valentine’s Day.

Bolton-born, Vincent Green, was described as having a drink problem during which, at its height, he was drinking up to 16 litres of alcohol a day.

Green, 47, of Warbreck Drive, North Shore, Blackpool, admitted breach of the peace and failing to answer bail.

He was bound over in the sum of £100 for six months by Blackpool magistrates who also ordered him to remain in the cells until 11.30am.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said that on February 14 Green called police and said he was holding a razor blade to his throat and he was going to cut himself.

He then said he had a gun with a bullet and was going to ‘blow his brains out’.

Officers went to Green’s home, found him under the influence of alcohol and arrested him. No gun or razor blade was found.

Stephen Duffy, defending, said his client had lived most of his life in Bolton but three months ago he decided he wanted a fresh start and came to live in Blackpool.

Mr Duffy added: “He has a problem with alcohol. He tells me at its height he was drinking up to 16 litres of alcohol a day.

“He tried to abstain from drink completely but ended up in hospital for three months because his body could not cope with complete withdrawal of alcohol.

“Unfortunately he has started drinking heavily again. He now intends go to Alcoholics Anonymous.”

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