A MAN who threatened to kill his 60-year-old dad had a knife in his hand at the time.

Blackburn magistrates heard Alexander Sidney Cryne had been offered a roof over his head by his dad at his Great Harwood home after he split from his partner.

Cryne, 39, of Bewley Walk, Manchester, pleaded guilty to common assault on John Cryne.

He was made subject to a community order for 12 months and a restraining order for 12 months which prohibits him from having any contact with his dad or entering Glebe Street in Great Harwood.

Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said Cryne had asked his dad if he could move in with him while he sorted his life out.

On the day of the incident Mr Cryne returned home to find his son lying on the sofa with a large kitchen knife at his side, obviously under the influence of drink or drugs. “He told his father to stab him because he wanted to end his life,” said Miss Allan.

“His dad put the knife back in the kitchen and left him to fall asleep.”

Mr Cryne was then contacted by someone who said his son had been taking drugs.

“He was shocked and confronted his son, telling him he had 24 hours to sort things out or he would be asked to leave,” said Miss Allan.

“At that point he hit the roof.

"He had the knife in his hand when he told his dad to get away or he would kill him.”

Mr Cryne left the house and locked himself in his car while he called the police.

In a statement he said he loved his son but couldn’t have him threatening him in his own home.

Cryne said he had been going through a bad time and no physical harm came to his dad.

“We were both drunk and it was just a stupid situation,” said Cryne.