Acid throw threats made to door staff

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court

A man who had argued with door security staff threatened to return to knife them and throw acid over them.

Daniel Lewis, 22, of London Road, Layton, pleaded guilty to threatening behaviour.

He was given a 12 months conditional discharge and ordered to pay £85 costs with £15 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Rod Ross sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Kerry Grieve, prosecuting, said police received information that Lewis was on Queen Street on April 2 about 1am, with a knife. He was searched and no weapon was found.

He was told to leave the area but refused. He made the threats to door staff and was arrested.

Patrick Nelligan, defending, said Lewis had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.