Alcoholic's pier jump threat after drinking

A man threatened to jump off a pier and told police officers to arrest him because he was going to kill someone.

Thursday, 15th September 2016, 11:00 am
Updated Thursday, 15th September 2016, 4:00 pm
Blackpool Magistrates Court

Joseph Seeley, 46, of Linden Place, Bispham, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly on August 29 at 7.20pm.

He was given a 12- month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £40 costs with £20 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Presiding magistrate, Philip Clayton, told him: “This sort of behaviour is a nuisance to police, members of the public and holidaymakers. This type of thing gives Blackpool a bad name.”

Suzanne Mugford, defending, said Seeley remembered little of the incident apart from being on the Promenade with a bottle of whisky, before waking up in the police cells.

The Registered alcoholic had fallen off the wagon.