Teenager in court over attempted 'knife attack' in Bloomfield Road

A teenager accused of trying to attack family members with two knives and assaulting his mother has made his first appearance in court and fainted in the dock when he was refused bail.

Wednesday, 30th May 2018, 2:54 pm
Updated Wednesday, 30th May 2018, 2:57 pm
A teenager appeared in court charged with criminal damage and affray

Cameron MacWhirter, aged 18, formerly of Bloomfield Road, South Shore, Blackpool, now of no fixed address is charged with affray and possessing two knives at the family home.

He is also accused of damaging items in his mother's bedroom and causing £2,000 worth of damage to the windows of a male cousin's car and home.

The offences are alleged to have taken place on May 27 and 28.

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Prosecutor, Jim Mowbray, asked for the case to be heard at crown court and opposed bail.

Defence lawyer, Howard Green, said his client would not indicate pleas to the offences at that stage.

MacWhirter was refused bail and remanded in custody to appear at Preston Crown Court on June 27 by Blackpool magistrates.