Dad who confronted school bully stormed out of court

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A father who got into trouble for confronting a school bully swore at magistrates over the £250 of financial penalties he was ordered to pay.

Philip Taylor swore repeatedly in front of Blackpool magistrates telling them: “That’s an absolute joke.

“I can’t afford to pay that. I’m not paying anything,” before storming out of court.

Taylor, 37, unemployed, of Langdale Road, Mereside, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening manner.

He was given a 12 months conditional discharge and ordered to pay a £150 court charge with £85 costs plus £15 victims’ surcharge.

Adrian Hollamby, prosecuting, told magistrates that Taylor said his son was a pupil at Blackpool’s Montgomery High School (pictured) and a former pupil, who had been expelled, had been bullying his son.

On October 5 at 3.15pm Taylor went to the school where a group of former pupils were loitering outside.

A teacher saw Taylor wagging his finger at an ex pupil, telling him “leave him alone or I’ll rip your head off.”

Taylor told the court that his son had been threatened by the former pupil.

His son was also told that seven or eight ex pupils were going to get together, 
beat him up and record it.

He added that he had gone to the school previously and complained about his son being bullied but nothing had been done.