Irate dad, 47, tries to slam door in police officer’s face

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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An irate father tried to stop a police officer coming into his home after receiving a complaint he had wrecked the place.

Mark Robinson, a designer at a Fylde-based firm, admitted breach of the peace and was bound over in the sum of £300 for 12 months by Blackpool magistrates.

Chrissie Hunt, prosecuting, said Robinson’s partner, rang police to complain the defendant was trashing the house in the evening of June 26.

When an officer knocked at the door Robinson 47, of Thirlmere Road, South Shore, said “what” to him and tried to slam the door in his face.

He repeatedly swore at police and shouted: “It’s all over now, you can arrest me, I’m going nowhere.”

Robinson told the magistrates: “I have two teenage daughters and their rooms are an absolute disgrace, you can’t even see the carpets.

“I picked everything up and put it in bin bags on the beds.

“There was a table in one of the girls’ rooms and I swept the stuff off that.

“The girls’ came home and they were not happy.

“(My partner) came home from work and she was not happy.

“I then drank a great deal of red wine and over-reacted when the police arrived.”