Brid man threatened to burn down mother’s home

Daniel Broadbent. (Picture by Hull News and Pictures)
Daniel Broadbent. (Picture by Hull News and Pictures)

A MAN arrived at his mother’s Bridlington flat at night and threatened to burn it down while drunk, a court has heard.

Daniel Broadbent, 25, was in the middle of a two-year ASBO and in breach of a suspended prison sentence, when he went to his mother’s home and shouted: “I am going to torch the flat.”

Broadbent’s mother and her partner were woken at 11.30pm on August 30, to hear Daniel Broadbent banging on the door and shouting abuse. Crown barrister Jharna Jobes said the mother’s partner was frightened by the threat, but Broadbent did not put his plan into action.

Broadbent, formerly of Milner Road, Bridlington, appeared in custody for sentence at Hull Crown Court on Monday December 10 after pleading guilty to breaking his anti social behaviour order.

He has been in custody for three months. In August last year he was given a two-year suspended prison sentence for carrying a claw hammer in public.

Ms Jobes told the court Broadbent had conviction for affray, possession of an offensive weapon, threatening behaviour and damaging property.

Defence barrister Paul Norton said: “The threat to burn down the flat was in the heat of the moment. He has had a grim upbringing. He had unstable accommodation. He was living in a shed where he was looking after his mother’s dogs.”

Sentencing Judge Jeremy Richardson, QC, said: “You went around to the house in drink and made unpleasant threats, my normal practice where you are in breach of a suspended sentence is to send you to prison.

“However, you have already been locked up and the punitive element of the sentence has been spent.”

He ordered Broadbent should receive a 12-month suspended prison sentence, 150 hours of unpaid work and a three-month 7pm-7am curfew at an address in Medforth Road, Bridlington.

He allowed Broadbent to walk free but warned him: “Stay away from your mother’s house and stay away from drink. I am truly giving you a life line. Any more offending and it will be prison.”