Woman threatened to torture social worker and 'stamp on her child' during shocking foul-mouthed abuse

A mum threatened to hunt down and torture her social worker – and chillingly warned she knew where she lived and had a two-year-old son.

Tuesday, 29th December 2020, 7:00 am

Foul-mouthed Toni Blacklock, 20, of Grasswell Terrace, Houghton, told the terrified woman during a barrage of same-day text messages, “I’m coming for you”.

During a tirade of abuse Blacklock also messaged: “‘I’ll hunt you down and I’ll torture you for days until you’re begging to be ****** dead”, a court was told.

And she branded her victim a “fat-looking rat”, threatened to stamp on her child – and warned: “Go ******* die, I’m looking for you today”.

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Toni Blacklock

South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard Blacklock kicked off on Thursday, July 2.

She has now been given a 13 weeks prison sentence that has been suspended for two years by a judge who described her crime as “particularly nasty”.

Prosecutor Grace Taylor said: “The complainant received various text messages from the defendant which were of an abusive nature.

“She received about 10 messages in total in a few hours.

“The first said, ‘I’ll hunt you down and I’ll torture you for days until you’re begging to be ****** dead'.

“She called her a ‘fat-looking rat’, and said, ‘Go ******* die, I’m looking for you today’.

“She threatened to stamp on her child. She also said, ‘I’ll hunt everyone you know down and make sure that you never see them again’.

“She also referred to the complainant’s son from her Facebook profile. Her son is only two years-old.

“The defendant also said, ‘I’ll hunt everyone you know and I’ll find the **** where you live. I swear to god I’ll find you’."

Blacklock admitted sending a communication conveying false information.

She also pleaded guilty to causing harassment, alarm or distress in an unrelated incident in Houghton on Friday, March 13.

Joanne Gatens, defending, told the court that Blacklock had endured a difficult childhood which continued to impact heavily on her life.

She added: “I’m not going to trivialise this. The social worker’s mind must have raced.

“All she had done was Google her name. There is a newspaper article that states where she lives and the name of her son.

“It may look like she had to do a lot of investigative work to find this out, but this was all that she did – she Googled her.

“She had neither the intention nor the wherewithal to carry out the threats.”

Deputy District Judge Paul Conlon told Blacklock there is a reasonable prospect of Blacklock turning her life around.

The deputy district judge told the court: “It was a particularly nasty offence, involving threats.

“It’s a suspended sentence. It’s clear that there is a reasonable prospect of turning things around for you.

“I think the intervention of the Probation Service will assist you.”

Judge Conlon issued Blacklock with a two-year restraining order to stay away from the social worker.

She must also pay a £122 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.There was no separate penalty for the second offence.

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