A MARTIAL arts expert has been fined after he turned on a fines enforcement officer.

Marek Samborski, 45, put Don Golec in a headlock and picked up a decorative knife from a shelf in the living room, said Chantel Lowery-Green, prosecuting.

Barnsley Magistrates' Court heard that Mr Golec was left shaken because Samborski's mood changed 'unexpectedly and dramatically'.

Mrs Lowrey-Green added: "Mr Golec said he had heard horror stories from workmates but had never been subjected to such a scary incident.

"One minute Mr Golec was talking reasonably to Mr Samborski and the next Mr Golek was in a headlock and was threatened with a knife."

Samborski, originally from Poland, was ordered to do 120 hours of unpaid work and to pay £150 in compensation to Mr Golec. He was ordered to pay £300 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.