Blackburn knife threat siege man jailed

Blackburn Citizen: Luke Entwistle on the Blackburn rooftop Luke Entwistle on the Blackburn rooftop

A DOUBLE siege man who held his ex-partner hostage and made terrifying threats to slit her throat, while on bail for another police stand-off, has been jailed.

Luke Entwistle, 21, kept Emma Brown, 20, prisoner for 24 hours, some of it at knifepoint, after he had been released following trouble just months before.

A few months earlier, he had taken to the roof of the Salvation Army in Blackburn after slashing a man with a knife and cutting his face, Burnley Crown Court was told.

Last December 30, around a dozen armed police, ambulances and the fire brigade surrounded the defendant's then home in Escott Gardens, Burnley, when Entwistle threatened to hurt Ms Brown if anybody went inside.

The area was cordoned off, police dog handlers were called in and residents were warned to stay in their homes or only leave with a police escort.

Ms Brown, who had shared the house with Entwistle until she had finished their on/off relationship on December 22, emerged physically unharmed on New Year's Eve, after trained negotiators went to the scene. The pair have a child together.

The hearing was told that during the melee in Blackburn, which followed a disagreement between Entwis- tle and another person at the Heaton Street hostel, the defendant had a knife.

He refused to come down for 12 hours and threw stones at people watching but was eventually arrested.

Entwistle, now of no fixed address, was yesterday sentenced for the two ‘bizarre’ incidents, after earlier admitting false imprisonment, making threats to kill and affray involving the Burnley siege, and assault causing actual bodily harm and affray relating to the melee last June.

He was jailed for three years and 10 months.

The defendant, said to have been suffering ‘adult-type ADHD’ has 66 offences on his record, and first broke the law when he was 11.

Guy Mathieson, prosecuting, said the defendant was seen holding a knife towards the victim, who is from Darwen He told officers: “She will get it. I will cut her throat”.

Police had made 49 calls to speak to the defendant throughout the 25 hours. James Heyworth, defending, said: “Luke is very much of the view that something was clearly wrong with his mental health. He gets to a certain point, and I suppose, one might say, he flips.

“It’s extreme behaviour and it's Mr Entwistle himself who has identified that something is not right. He's awaiting an appointment with the prison psychiatrist.”

Sentencing, Judge Andrew Woolman, said police were ‘concerned about what you might do because your previous behaviour had given them every cause for concern’.

He said: “Your reaction was extreme and extremely disturbing.”

The defendant also received a three year restraining order.

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1:10pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Chuck-Norris says...

Soft sentences by soft courts in a soft society - meanwhile we pay for his life of luxury in jail with private healthcare - awesome
Soft sentences by soft courts in a soft society - meanwhile we pay for his life of luxury in jail with private healthcare - awesome Chuck-Norris
  • Score: 41

1:42pm Thu 10 Apr 14

DaveBurnley says...

Wasn't he 'full of remorse'? That's the usual garbage that defending solicitors waffle on about before explaining how he had a terrible childhood and had been drinking.
Wasn't he 'full of remorse'? That's the usual garbage that defending solicitors waffle on about before explaining how he had a terrible childhood and had been drinking. DaveBurnley
  • Score: 32

2:10pm Thu 10 Apr 14

woolywords says...

DaveBurnley wrote:
Wasn't he 'full of remorse'? That's the usual garbage that defending solicitors waffle on about before explaining how he had a terrible childhood and had been drinking.
Oh No, he has undiagnosed ADHD, which is available from NHS Choices website and is properly called, 'Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder'. A lay down in a quiet cell is usually prescribed for this and well deserved too.

Want to bet that he is released just before a Christmas, just in time to start the whole process over again, as he forgot that he isn't supposed to drink on his type of medication.
Before this 'revolving door' thing, it used to be called recidivism, wonder what ever happened to that.
[quote][p][bold]DaveBurnley[/bold] wrote: Wasn't he 'full of remorse'? That's the usual garbage that defending solicitors waffle on about before explaining how he had a terrible childhood and had been drinking.[/p][/quote]Oh No, he has undiagnosed ADHD, which is available from NHS Choices website and is properly called, 'Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder'. A lay down in a quiet cell is usually prescribed for this and well deserved too. Want to bet that he is released just before a Christmas, just in time to start the whole process over again, as he forgot that he isn't supposed to drink on his type of medication. Before this 'revolving door' thing, it used to be called recidivism, wonder what ever happened to that. woolywords
  • Score: 21

2:11pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Scum through and through.
Scum through and through. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 31

2:16pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

Status street pig.
Status street pig. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 23

2:25pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Manuel Hung says...

No doubt she will be queuing up outside the prison on visiting day so she can go and see 'her man'.

They will be back together in 6 months when he is released and we can see the whole thing played out again next Christmas.
No doubt she will be queuing up outside the prison on visiting day so she can go and see 'her man'. They will be back together in 6 months when he is released and we can see the whole thing played out again next Christmas. Manuel Hung
  • Score: 18

4:40pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Jerzei Balowski says...

This story illustrates perfectly how we will never sort this country out without death camps.
This story illustrates perfectly how we will never sort this country out without death camps. Jerzei Balowski
  • Score: 19

4:46pm Thu 10 Apr 14

BIGGLESTOE says...

This insecure young chap seems to have the propensity for using knives with use of, & threats of violence! He may get the chance to repeat this behaviour in the slammer whilst playing the psychopathic hard-man, as there's always a sharper & longer shank to settle possible disputes. Convicts rules & order inside are slightly redefined compared to our interpretation of the same. This can be cathartic when you compare Batman cap boy to a dangerous parasite that is destroyed whilst being removed from victim! Here's hoping!!
This insecure young chap seems to have the propensity for using knives with use of, & threats of violence! He may get the chance to repeat this behaviour in the slammer whilst playing the psychopathic hard-man, as there's always a sharper & longer shank to settle possible disputes. Convicts rules & order inside are slightly redefined compared to our interpretation of the same. This can be cathartic when you compare Batman cap boy to a dangerous parasite that is destroyed whilst being removed from victim! Here's hoping!! BIGGLESTOE
  • Score: 13

4:48pm Thu 10 Apr 14

johnley says...

why should i and my fellow tax payers have pay to look after this uneducated piece of s++t,. Wouldn't it of been better to put this thing to sleep, ( take his gene pool out of the equation, so that it can not breed.) if that thing dosent care about himself, then why bother us for taxes to keep this thing alive.
And may i take this opportunity to put myself forward to be a magistrate
why should i and my fellow tax payers have pay to look after this uneducated piece of s++t,. Wouldn't it of been better to put this thing to sleep, ( take his gene pool out of the equation, so that it can not breed.) if that thing dosent care about himself, then why bother us for taxes to keep this thing alive. And may i take this opportunity to put myself forward to be a magistrate johnley
  • Score: 29

4:57pm Thu 10 Apr 14

noddy57 says...

What a poor excuse for a human being,,far too many of these Scroats around should have got longer,,,on bread and water preferably ,,he will probably get his free tobacco and 3 meals a day he may even have access to a computer,,,that,s not jail its a bloody holiday,
What a poor excuse for a human being,,far too many of these Scroats around should have got longer,,,on bread and water preferably ,,he will probably get his free tobacco and 3 meals a day he may even have access to a computer,,,that,s not jail its a bloody holiday, noddy57
  • Score: 20

6:07pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

Jerzei Balowski wrote:
This story illustrates perfectly how we will never sort this country out without death camps.
Post of the week so far.
[quote][p][bold]Jerzei Balowski[/bold] wrote: This story illustrates perfectly how we will never sort this country out without death camps.[/p][/quote]Post of the week so far. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 17

8:28am Fri 11 Apr 14

Bluelizzy says...

Nothing a good pasting wouldn't cure.
Nothing a good pasting wouldn't cure. Bluelizzy
  • Score: 10

2:07pm Sat 12 Apr 14

kirkybabe says...

this lad although having been stupid is somebodys son and father have you people never been down on your luck not everyone has a perfect existance like my mother taught me nobody is perfect and life can change from good to bad in an instant
this lad although having been stupid is somebodys son and father have you people never been down on your luck not everyone has a perfect existance like my mother taught me nobody is perfect and life can change from good to bad in an instant kirkybabe
  • Score: -20

3:31pm Sat 12 Apr 14

johnley says...

kirkybabe wrote:
this lad although having been stupid is somebodys son and father have you people never been down on your luck not everyone has a perfect existance like my mother taught me nobody is perfect and life can change from good to bad in an instant
b0%+*&S
[quote][p][bold]kirkybabe[/bold] wrote: this lad although having been stupid is somebodys son and father have you people never been down on your luck not everyone has a perfect existance like my mother taught me nobody is perfect and life can change from good to bad in an instant[/p][/quote]b0%+*&S johnley
  • Score: 11

7:17pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Black Car Guy. says...

A social workers wet dream. What a pillar of the community. I bet his mum is ever so proud of him.
A social workers wet dream. What a pillar of the community. I bet his mum is ever so proud of him. Black Car Guy.
  • Score: 7

10:46pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Darrens Delivery Service says...

What a pillock.
What a pillock. Darrens Delivery Service
  • Score: 7

8:40am Mon 14 Apr 14

mark anthony says...

Bring back the Burch. Also national service.
Bring back the Burch. Also national service. mark anthony
  • Score: 6

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