Drinker made rape threat to doorwoman

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A dad-to-be who told a woman security officer he was going to get six men to rape her was slated for his vile behaviour by a judge.

David Bond frightened the officer so much she did not want to work nights any more and was looking for a new job.

The 27-year-old defendant said he remembered little of what happened as he had drunk alcohol that night for the first time in 11 years.

Bond, of Westmorland Avenue, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening manner with intent to cause fear of violence.

He was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison suspended for 12 months, put on six months supervision, given a 12-week curfew from 7pm to 7am and ordered to pay his victim £200 compensation by District Judge David Scanlon sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

The judge told him: “This was a nasty vile incident.

“Your behaviour was abysmal and frightening. You were out of control.

“City centres are not there for people to drink as much and as fast as they can.”

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said a customer complained Bond was threatening other people at the Mardi Gras nightspot on September 12 about 12.30am.

He was asked by a woman door security officer to drink up and leave.

Once outside Bond shouted at the officer: “I’m going to wait for you to finish work and then kick your head in.” He repeatedly shouted homophobic remarks at the officer and threatened he would get six men to rape her.

When interviewed by police he told officers he had not drunk for 11 years, but that night had five shots at home and eight to nine pints of lager while out.

Steven Townley, defending, said his client had not drunk alcohol since the age of 16. Bond had just found out he was to be a father for the first time and went out to celebrate.

Bond said he could not remember what happened, but he was not homophobic and he had behaved out of character. He had written a letter of apology to the security officer.