A FORMER slaughterhouse worker told his estranged wife he was going to kill her and take their children with her.
Blackburn magistrates heard Gary Boyer had hold of his former partner by the shoulders and was shaking her violently as he made the threat.
She later told police he had no issue with death or injury, or feeling for living things, and she believed he was capable of killing her and her children.
Boyer, of Whittle Close, Clitheroe, pleaded guilty to assaulting Ruth Lynch, damaging property belonging to her and assaulting a police officer. He was made subject to community supervision for 12 months and ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work. He must also pay £380 in compensation for the damage, £250 to Miss Lynch, £250 to the police officer and £145 towards prosecution costs – a total of £1,025.
Miss Catherine Allan (prosecuting) said the couple had 10-year-old twins from their relationship and Miss Lynch had a 15-year-old son from a previous relationship. All the children were present during the incident, which started when he came round to their home in a drunken state.
He called her son “gay” and made a racist comment about his friendship with an Asian at his school and Miss Lynch asked him to leave.
“He had already trashed the back yard, throwing the tumble dryer into the back alley and damaging plant pots, a chiminia and a propagator,” said Miss Allan. “He made a comment towards the 10-year-olds about their mother and one replied that she loved her mum, who was the nicest person she knew.”
He then said to Miss Lynch: “I’m going to kill you and take these little bastards with you.”
When the police arrived Boyer punched one of the officers above the left eye, causing a cut.
“The officers had to use strikes to gain compliance and handcuff him,” said Miss Allan.
Mr Imran Hussain (defending) said his client accepted the prosecution’s version of events although his recollection was sketchy due to the consumption of alcohol.
“In the cold light of day he’s appalled by his behaviour and accepts it is totally unacceptable,” said Mr Hussain.
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