Thug threw boiling water at officers

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A man flung a kettle full of boiling water over police officers as they entered his home.

Simon Blacklock caused burns to one officer’s arm and shoulder and reddening of the skin on another officer’s thigh.

He then launched himself at officers, struggling with them in a pitch-black room and grabbing one officer’s shield.

Blacklock, 48, of Dickson Road, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to assault on police.

He was bailed for pre-sentence reports with all options including custody to be considered by District Judge Huw Edwards sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said police received information Blacklock was going to harm himself and had threatened to throw boiling water over the first officer to enter his home and then stab him on February 26.

Police tried to negotiate with Blacklock, but when all went quiet they feared he had harmed himself and felt there was no option but to force their way into his home.

As they entered Blacklock threw the boiling water.

Peter Manning, defending, said his client, did not have full recollection of the events.

Blacklock, who suffered from depression and anxiety, had felt extremely upset when police came to his home because he had done nothing wrong.