Lancashire teenager threatened to cut boy’s throat

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A teenager threatened to cut a 16-year-old boy’s throat during a melee in Kirkham.

Jordan Ford, an 18-year-old apprentice glass recycler, of Sunnybank, Kirkham, admitted being drunk and disorderly. He was fined £60 with £45 costs and ordered to pay £20 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Jeff Brailsford sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Prosecutor, Tom Sweeney, said on January 24 police received information a large group of people were victimising a 16-year-old boy in Poulton Street. When officers attended the boy was surrounded by people.

Ford approached the boy and was heard to tell him: “I’m going to cut your throat when the police are not here to protect you.”

Ford, who had no previous convictions, told the judge he had said to the 16-year-old that if he threatened his little brother again he would cut his throat. He added he had only said it because he was drunk.