Home   Deal   News   Article

David Blackman chastised by Judge Philip Statman for blowing kiss to lover in dock

By Paul Hooper

A man has been reprimanded by a judge after blowing a kiss to his lover as he was about to be sentenced for posing as a police officer.

David Blackman had turned up at the Dover home of his estranged wife at 3am claiming through an intercom to be from the law.

But a judge heard he was immediately foiled in his bogus policeman ploy as she instantly recognised his voice.

Judge Philip Statman told Blackman off for looking at his lover when he was being sentenced for posing as a police officer
Judge Philip Statman told Blackman off for looking at his lover when he was being sentenced for posing as a police officer

And when he was about to be sentenced for witness intimidation he looked at his lover sitting in the public gallery at Maidstone Crown Court and blew her a kiss.

But Judge Philip Statman scolded him: “It would help me, certainly if, as I am addressing you, you looked towards me rather than, although understandably, towards members of your family!”

The 44-year-old had been arrested for using his mother-in-law's credit card illegally to run up a £1,100 debt in June last year.

'It would help if you looked towards me rather than towards members of your family!..' - Judge Philip Statman

Now the fraud and the bogus police officer scam, in August, has landed him with a witness intimidation conviction and a nine-month jail sentence.

Blackman, of Church Lane, Deal, admitted four charges of fraud and witness intimidation.

The court heard how he also texted his ex saying: “When I’ve finished with Chris (another witness) I’ll come round and kill you!”

Maidstone Crown Court
Maidstone Crown Court

Phil Rowley, defending, said when Blackman’s “stormy” relationship broke down “it was characterised by ill feeling and some unpleasantness”

The couple rowed over money which led to the fraud, Mr Rowley added.

“The parties have now been separated for some time and he is in a new relationship.

At the time he turned up at her door there was some unpleasantness between a locked door and then he walked away.”

After sentencing, Blackman blew the lover a kiss before being taken away to the cells.

To read more of our in depth coverage of all of the major trials coming out of crown and magistrates' courts across the county, click here.

You can also stay up to date by joining the Kent Crime group on Facebook.

Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Follow us

Like Us on Facebook

Most popular

Kent Travel News

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More