999 TV viewers see Doncaster man plan to kill own dad over sex assault on daughter
A Doncaster man planned to kill his own dad with a meat cleaver following a sexual assault on his daughter, television viewers have seen.
Last night’s Channel 4 behind the scenes police documentary 999: What’s Your Emergency? saw officers race to a house in Intake to apprehend a man who had been threatening to murder his own dad ahead of him going on trial for the sex assault.
PCs Sophie Minto and Michael Patton were alerted after the man told family members about the plan and took the knife from the kitchen.
Viewers watched as an unknown female told the officers: “He’s been out, come in and lost his s***. He wants to go round and beat his dad up.”
At the scene the man told the duo: “I wanted to kill someone, but I can’t.
"I’ve been out, had a few drinks. My dad has been charged for assaulting my daughter – the trial’s next week. I should have done more.
"I should have kicked his f***ing head in. I blame myself.”
Taking the man into the rear of a patrol car, Pc Patton told the clearly distressed man: “You need to be there for your daughter. She needs her dad.
The man sobs ‘she’s my princess’ and adds: “I feel I’ve lost my daughter."
The pair were seen consoling the man but did not arrest him.
Pc Minto told the cameras: “We made a conscious decision not to make an arrest.
"This was a safeguarding issue – more about getting him some support and getting him help rather than as if he’s committed any offences.”
Added Pc Patton: “He’s going through some s***. But it’s not in his best interests to get locked up.
"I understand his anger and thoughts, he wanted revenge.”
Last night’s epsiode was the first in a new series of the hit Channel 4 documentary which shows the incidents front line police officers in Doncaster have to deal with on a daily basis.
The series continues next Tuesday night at 9pm.
If you need to contact South Yorkshire Police, call 999 in an emergency or 101 to report other incidents.