Man asked for knife to attack group

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A man who had been taking drugs at a party told a woman he wanted a knife – because there were some people from Liverpool round the corner he wanted to slash.

Jason Murray, 21, of Ansdell Road, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to breach of the peace.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said Murray asked a woman for a screwdriver on July 11 in Tranmere Road – and believing he needed one because he had trouble with his car she got the tool.

Murray then said he did not want a screwdriver, but a knife. He was given a knife but then told the woman he wanted it to stab some people from Liverpool.

When police apprehended him he told officers he was ‘wired’ as he had been taking cocaine at a party nearby.

Howard Green, defending, said his client, who had no previous convictions, had been in custody for almost 48 hours.

Murray, who said at the time he was paranoid, accepted he should not have behaved in the way he did.

Murray was bound over in the sum of £100 for six months by Blackpool magistrates