Jail for Kirkby teen who terrified mum with stab threats

Dylan Lamb, aged 70, is charged with 13 counts of various sexual offences
Dylan Lamb, aged 70, is charged with 13 counts of various sexual offences

A Kirkby teen who terrified his mum when he threatened to stab someone and showed her what she thought was a knife, has been locked up.

Dylan Slack’s mum had challenged him about the theft of some cash from his grandmother, when he met her outside Aldi, on July 11, and he became angry.

Prosecutor Donna Fawcett said: “He called her a slag and shouted he was going to stab someone.

“He showed her something shiny and pointed which she thought was the point of a knife.”

Police were called but no knife was found.

The next day Slack’s probation worker phoned his mum to warn her that he had admitted he was carrying a knife and wanted to stab somebody.

Slack came to her door asking to speak to her and demanding money, and his mum kept asking him to leave.

“He asked her how he was supposed to live,” said Mrs Fawcett. “She told the probation worker she was petrified of her own son.

“She told him police were on their way. She said: “At this point I felt scared and upset because I know he needs help.”

“He shouted: “You’re nothing but a dirty f****** slag. You’re a horrible mum. How can you do this to me?””

The court heard Slack’s mum had called the police “countless times” after he caused trouble, including smashing dustbins, pestering her for money and turning up at 6am, asking for a “drink and a fag”.

She told police: “I am scared of how he will react. I feel like I have to live in fear of my son.”

Mary Dixon, mitigating, said Slack has “fairly severe” mental health issues for which he takes medication.

“All in all the relationship between Dylan and his family has completely broken down,” she said.

“He is absolutely terrified of going to prison. He has never been in a custodial setting before.”

Probation officer Cheryl Nisbet said Slack’s offender manager reported an increase in his substance misuse and police had been called out three times in the last week.

“He has told her he carried a knife for his own protection,” she said.

The court heard he is “unmanageable in the community” and needs to go to prison so he can get help from the mental health services.

Slack, 19, of Coniston Road, admitted harassment causing fear of violence, when he appeared at Mansfield Magistrates Court, on Friday.

A community order which was imposed after he assaulted a young person in a park with three others, was revoked and an 18 week prison sentence imposed.

He was also ordered to pay a £115 government surcharge, and a restraining order banning him from contacting his mother was made until further notice.