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Man Turns Up To Pub With Axe After Fight

Tuesday October 15 2013

Barnsley Magistrates' Court Barnsley Magistrates' Court

A MAN who had been in a fight the previous evening turned up to a pub with an axe.

Tom Stocks, 20, thought his rival would go after him, Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told.

Julie Grant, prosecuting, said police were called after Stocks was seen with the axe outside The Rusty Dudley in Goldthorpe.

She said Stocks, of Hope Avenue, Goldthorpe, ran off when the police arrived and dumped the axe in some bushes.

Mrs Grant added: "He had the axe for his protection. He wasn't looking for trouble but realised other members of the public would be scared when they saw him with the axe."

Gus Kennedy, defending, said the axe was rusty and blunt. Stocks said after his arrest that he thought the man he had been in a fight with would come after him.

Deputy District Judge Tim Capstick said: "This was an act of foolishness. Don't ever do this again."

Stocks admitted possessing an offensive weapon. He was ordered to do 120 hours of unpaid work, to pay £85 in costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

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Reply Posted by lee c on Tuesday October 15 2013 at 10:49
o.m.g...........first the courts let off a teen for stabbing someone with a knife, now it seems its ok to walk the streets with a axe!!!!!!!!!
right, were is my bloody machine gun!!!!!!!

fetch back micheal rosenburg .............a judge that actually protected the public.!!!

Reply Posted by Lee on Tuesday October 15 2013 at 10:50
Hope they sent him off to a psychiatrist too. Obviously got some issues

Reply Posted by TheWomble on Tuesday October 15 2013 at 11:01
I think we need some more common sense judges. This one obviously doesn't have it. It's like a member of the publich walking around with a gun, BUT ONLY FOR PROTECTION and getting away with it. My God, this is an AXE for God sake! Oh, I didn't read... it was RUSTY AND BLUNT... Oh, that's OK then.

Reply Posted by Collet on Tuesday October 15 2013 at 11:09
To all thugs and drunken pub walk abartes,make sure that your Axe in your pocket is blunt and rusty, or else you could be in trouble,?

Reply Posted by KymH on Tuesday October 15 2013 at 11:14
@lee c - I agree, what a tough judge he won't av put up with that, it scared me to think me and my children live up the road from this scum!

Reply Posted by tom stocks on Wednesday October 16 2013 at 08:57
your the scum you set of snitchers

Reply Posted by jan on Friday October 18 2013 at 16:06
ermmmm, hang on.. not us that run round like little nobheads looking for trouble... you need certifying

Reply Posted by Jane on Tuesday October 15 2013 at 11:45
Omg what next, not strict enough not good enough, what if an old person were walking past or someone with children, it's getting worse x

Reply Posted by PoG on Tuesday October 15 2013 at 22:15
Must have had some kind of axe to grind

Reply Posted by Jimmy Savile on Wednesday October 16 2013 at 07:36

Reply Posted by Gashman on Wednesday October 16 2013 at 08:59
I have seen some nasty rusty axe wounds in my time.

Reply Posted by courtney b on Wednesday October 16 2013 at 09:18
Haha SICK!

Reply Posted by KymH on Wednesday October 16 2013 at 09:18
@tom stocks - yeh we're sum ant we, own nice house n cars n go abroad, think al av to do the right thing n walk round goldthorpe wi a axe, u need lockin up mate, u don't even regret wot uve done! Scum scum scum scum!!!!

Reply Posted by June on Friday October 18 2013 at 14:44
It strikes me that this lad isn't all there but it's no excuse.