Weapon threat to boyfriend

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A MAN rang his former girlfriend to tell her he was committing suicide and instructed her what music he wanted playing at his funeral.

But the threat was not carried out and 24-year-old Daniel Norris instead turned up at her home then the tanning salon where she worked.

Blackpool magistrates heard Norris of Deepdale Road, Blackpool, admitted possessing an offensive weapon – a kitchen knife – and sending two offensive texts. He was granted bail pending reports with all options open including prison.

Peter Bardsley, prosecuting, said a three and a half year relationship had ended between Norris and his girlfriend. But Norris began to ring her in the early hours saying he was overdosing.

The prosecutor said: “He said he was taking pills and what music he wanted at his funeral.”

The court heard Norris sent threatening messages to his ex-partner and her new boyfriend whom he threatened to stab.