A MAN told police he was left “scared” and “sad” when his ex-girlfriend’s new partner allegedly pointed a gun at his head during a meeting between the men.
Billy Wildgoose, 25, denies two charges and is on trial at Carlisle Crown Court.
One charge alleges possession of an imitation firearm – a Walther PC88 air pistol – with intent to cause fear of violence. A second alleges he did an act many months later tending and intended to pervert the course of public justice.
Both arise out of an initial encounter between Wildgoose and his girlfriend’s former partner, Tyler Wilson, in September, 2017.
Jurors have watched a tearful interview Mr Wilson gave police the next day. Mr Wilson told officers he went to meet Wildgoose in Siddick, near Workington, to resolve problems, he said, between the pair.
He parked his Ford Focus in front of a BMW driven by Wildgoose, who got out and went to the driver’s side of Mr Wilson’s car. “I’m just scared,” Mr Wilson told police. “I had a gun pointed at me. He pulled it out and put it next to my head.” It felt “cold”, stated Mr Wilson, who added that Wildgoose “said he wasn’t scared to use it”.
He described it as black and metal, and that it looked a real gun. It was later found to be an imitation firearm.
Mr Wilson claimed Wildgoose “kept threatening me” and “smacked me in the side of the ear” with a fist before he drove his Focus away. Asked how he felt about the incident, Mr Wilson replied: “Just sad.”
Giving evidence this morning (TUES), Mr Wilson denied lying to police about the “gun threat”, and denied that he held up a knife so Wildgoose could see it.
Asked whether he told the truth in his interview, Mr Wilson replied: “Yeah. There’s no reason to lie, is there?”
Wildgoose, of Hunday Court, Workington, denies threatening Mr Wilson with the gun.
He is also said to deny posting an extract from Mr Wilson’s police interview transcript on his own Facebook page, in April this year, intending to pervert the course of justice.
The trial continues.