A father has appeared in court accused of trying to electrocute his son.
Robert Kelly, who is staying at an address on New Hall Lane, Fishwick, Preston, is alleged to have attached a live electrical cable to the bathroom door as his son, also called Robert, had a shower.
Kelly is also said to have threatened to kill his son and wife by wrapping them in cling-film and suffocating them.
The former bus driver is further accused of stabbing his son with a key, hitting his wife and punching their pet dog in an alleged night of violence at the family’s home in Blackpool.
It follows an incident on Tuesday September 3.
Glasgow-born Kelly, who is unemployed, and formerly of Wyre Grove, Blackpool, is charged with attempting to cause grievous bodily harm to his 22-year-old son, Robert Kelly junior.
The 59-year-old was also accused of charges of assaulting his son and his wife, as well as making threats to kill and causing unnecessary suffering to a dog, during his appearance at Blackpool Magistrates Court.
Prosecutor, Pam Smith, asked for the case to be heard at Preston Crown Court and for Kelly to be remanded in custody.
However defence lawyer, Stephen Duffy, asked for bail for his client.
Kelly was given bail to appear at Preston Crown Court on December 12 by Blackpool magistrates.
He must report daily to Preston police station, not attempt to contact his wife and son, and not to enter Blackpool as strict conditions of his bail.