Man held a knife during argument

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A MAN who confronted his neighbours whilst holding a knife, admitted affray at Skegness Magistrates Court last week.

Shane Matthew Fish of The Meadows, Skegness was said to have been involved in a drunken quarrel with his partner at their home on November 15 last year.

When neighbours heard a woman scream they went round to help and Fish ran at them with a kitchen knife in his hand.

When they slammed the door and held it shut, he climbed out of a window and they ran away and called the police.

When officers arrived, Fish answered the door holding two knives but he was threatened with a taser and then arrested.

District Judge John Stobart said that anyone brandishing knives in public ran the risk of a lenghty prison sentence.

However, he said it was not merited on this occasion - although if Fish appeared again for a similar offence he could expect a prison sentence.

Fish was given a 12 month community order with supervision and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work for the community.