Man said he wanted to hurt people

Blackpool Magistrates Court open day pre-pix.
Blackpool Magistrates Court open day pre-pix.
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A man told police he wanted to hurt people.

And when officers asked if he had any weapons, he replied: “Are you serious? If I had weapons I would have used them on you.”

David Miller, 32, of Banks Street, North Shore, pleaded guilty to breach of the peace and was bound over in the sum of £100 for 12 months by District Judge Jeff Brailsford, sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard that, on January 4, at 8.30pm, police got a report of a man saying he was going to harm himself.

Officers went to Miller’s address and he told them he was going to hurt people, saying: “I’m a mentalist.”

Officers tried to restrain Miller, who is unemployed, to prevent him harming himself, but he pulled away and was arrested.