Guernsey crossbow shoot threat man jailed

Guelles Road, St Peter Port
Image caption Firearms officers and a police dog were deployed ahead of his arrest last month

A man who threatened to shoot a Guernsey police officer with a crossbow has been jailed for nine months.

Benjamin Troalic, 34, from Guelle Flats, Vrangue, St Peter Port, was arrested near his home on 4 April.

He pleaded guilty to the charge at Guernsey's Magistrate's Court on 20 April.

Judge Graham McKerrell said taking into account his plea and mitigation around health issues a custodial sentence was still necessary.

The court heard Troalic had a history of drug and alcohol offences.

Judge McKerrell approved a forfeiture and destruction order for weapons found in his home including a crossbow and two baseball bats.

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