Rape threat by ex con

Blackpool Magistrates Court open day pre-pix.
Blackpool Magistrates Court open day pre-pix.
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A FRECKLETON man told a policeman he would find out where he lived and then rape him and his wife.

William Stewartson had only been released from prison hours earlier.

Stewartson, 38, of no fixed address, admitted behaving in a threatening manner.

He was sentenced to 14 days imprisonment by District Judge Huw Edwards at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Paul Foster, prosecuting, said a police officer was sorting out a dispute over a taxi fare in Talbot Road at 1.50am on Saturday when Stewartson began interfering.

He was arrested after repeatedly swearing. He kicked out in the police van and at the police station made the comment about raping the police officer and his wife.

Malcolm Cartwright, defending, said his client had lived mainly in Freckleton, but Stewartson was only released from prison on Friday and had not yet sorted out his accommodation.

Mr Cartwright added: “I think he made the remark to the officer because he wanted to get arrested as he had nowhere to go that night.”