Hospital for threat man, 49

Case: Preston Crown Court
Case: Preston Crown Court
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A man has been given an interim hospital order after admitting threatening a woman with a firearm and arson.

Preston Crown Court heard that Jamie Hassall, 49, of Mersey Street, Ashton, threatened the woman with a hand gun on March 29 during a disturbance on Plungington Road.

A second count related to a Renault car being torched in a garage in Preston.

Prosecuting, Paul Brookwell accepted that the defendant was suffering from a mental disorder.

The Recorder of Preston, Judge Anthony Russell QC, made an interim hospital order to remand him in custody.