Man’s bread knife threat

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A MAN menaced a friend with an eight-inch bread knife and threatened to cut off his head after drinking all day at a party.

Jason Hall, 34, of Linden Place, Bispham, was bailed for reports by Blackpool magistrates after he admitted assaulting his pal Joseph Pearson.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said both Hall and his victim had been drinking all day together on November 23.

As the evening progressed, without warning the defendant accused his friend of “grassing him up” and declared he was going to cut off his head.

Hall then went into the kitchen and got a breadknife which he brandished towards his drinking partner.

He began advancing towards his friend, but was so drunk he fell into a coffee table.

The defendant was then disarmed by another man who was also at the party.

John McLaren, defending, said the assault offence his client was facing in court had come about because of the verbal threats he himself had made.

Hall was a self-confessed alcoholic who was now waiting for rehab treatment, the court was told.