A MAN who called the police and said he was going to kill someone was seen later with blood pouring from a cut to his hand.

Blackburn magistrates heard Robert Troy made further threats when police arrived at his home.

He said he had had enough and would end up killing his partner.

But she told the officers his behaviour was out of the blue and was not like him at all.

Troy, 49, of Holland Street, Padiham, pleaded guilty to affray. He was remanded on bail until March 11 for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

Andrew Hay, prosecuting, said Troy contacted police via 999 and said he was going to kill someone before the contact was lost.

The emergency operator called him back and he said if they didn’t get the police there he would end up going to prison for the rest of his life.

When police arrived a female opened the door and allowed them in to speak to Troy.

“He told the officers he had picked up the knife and would have killed her,” said Mr Hay.

“He had cut his hand when he put the knife through an internal door and his hand slipped down the blade.”

The female told police they had no issues and she could not understand what had caused his behaviour.

Nick Dearing, defending, said his client was in full-time employment and had not been in trouble for 20 years.

“His partner didn’t contact the police and didn’t want him arrested,” said Mr Dearing.

He said his client had grown up in the care system and had suffered serious abuse.

“Memories of what went on have overwhelmed him and led to this outburst."