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‘I’ll blow up train station from the moon,’ threatens Newquay man

By CG_Steve  |  Posted: December 21, 2013

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A NEWQUAY man threatened to blow up a Buckinghamshire train station…from the moon.

Paul Leslie Blatchford, 39, of Mount Wise, pleaded guilty to making the threat to British Transport Police on July 16, in relation to the station at Milton Keynes.

He appeared at Truro Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, and claimed he had made the hoax telephone call as he suffered with mental health problems and wanted to be jailed.

Blatchford told police he had read about a previous incident at Milton Keynes, which he tried to explain to the operator but became angry and threatened to blow up the station.

Gail Hawkley, for the Crown Prosecution Service, said Blatchford had told the operator to “f*** off” before hanging up.

The case has been adjourned until Friday, January 17, while a pre-sentence report is compiled.

Blatchford also admitted breaching a 12-month conditional discharge he received for two previous assaults.

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  • PLBlatchford  |  January 23 2014, 5:49AM

    Hello Shagrats, You have 24 thumbs up(at the moment) The Information printed in the papers is false, I'm enjoying a nice cup of tea at the moment. You could try here for further info: http://tinyurl.com/8tca257 Have a fantastic day! : )

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  • PLBlatchford  |  January 23 2014, 5:44AM

    Where did you get the mental ill information from please? You can't just call someone mental! i.e Doctors,etc,etc *Logic & Sense, Your in the wrong place!

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  • Ruffa  |  January 23 2014, 1:32AM

    Room 101 for Shagrats. Talking far to much logic & sense, this will not do atall.

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  • PLBlatchford  |  January 22 2014, 11:14PM

    Hello, I'm Paul Leslie Blatchford. I'm a mature student with the open University Milton Keynes, Currently studying Science. I have lived in the Netherlands, as I needed to go there after my medical neglect case was won against Northampton NHS. I came back to Oxford,England to study, As it took me longer Than I thought it would to learn Dutch. *Please get the facts right before judgement. This case is now with: The European Court Of Human Rights Ref: 3446/14 Blatchford v UK Tel: +33 (0)3 88 41 20 18 European Court Of Human Rights Council Of Europe 67075 Strasbourg Cedex France

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  • John_Allman  |  December 21 2013, 12:22AM

    @ D-head Many a true word is spoken in jest. Your comment has reminded me of something I was surprised to learn myself, which you might also find surprising. Apparently, there is some such law already in place. My late wife introduced me during the first half of the previous decade to one of her acquaintances from her native South Africa, who lived in London, and who had obtained a PhD (I think from Oxford University) in Space Law. References: http://tinyurl.com/62srs9 http://tinyurl.com/ybar6ad http://tinyurl.com/p5zgrwp

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  • D-Head  |  December 20 2013, 6:27PM

    A good point Mr Allman, but we have to bear in mind that any attack from the Moon could encourage others in 'outer space' to attack targets on Earth. We also have to take into account possible attacks from parallel universes. While such areas are currently out of the jurisdiction of UK courts, legislation is urgently needed to include said areas.

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  • John_Allman  |  December 20 2013, 3:46PM

    He made the threat from the moon? Since when has Truro Magistrates Court had jurisdiction to convict somebody of a crime committed not only outside Cornwall, and outside the UK, but not on planet earth at all.

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  • DipStick  |  December 19 2013, 2:21PM

    "... the man is obviously ill ...". Not so sure. He should have been told to "f*** off" himself and that be the end of it. DS

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  • shagrats  |  December 19 2013, 9:40AM

    Why is this going through the courts, the man is obviously ill. In fact it puts into question the sanity of those who would treat this as a criminal threat. From the moon ? really. I would have thought that threats of this type would have to go in the "mental health" category. But it appears that this man will no doubt be going to prision and just be locked up rather than being treated for his illness. And thats not going to help anyone, society or him.

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