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Man Uses Scare Tactics With Rival

Monday October 21 2013

Barnsley Magistrates' Court Barnsley Magistrates' Court

A MAN who had a fight waited for his rival outside a pub - only this time he had a knife.

Michael John Barrett, 25, chose to carry the weapon to 'frighten' him, said Jayne Ormrod, prosecuting.

"Mr Barrett said after his arrest that he was in a drunken rage," she added.

Kirsty Pearson, defending, asked for the case to be adjourned for a pre-sentence report.

Barrett, of Stonyford Road, Wombwell, who admitted possessing an offensive weapon, will be sentenced on October 31. He was granted conditional bail.

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Reply Posted by W on Monday October 21 2013 at 17:34
About right this day and age.

Reply Posted by RosieRapture on Monday October 21 2013 at 18:25
Perhaps we should all just carry knives and then say it's for protection. Sure the courts will believe us!

Reply Posted by maxine on Tuesday October 22 2013 at 09:13
Perhaps having tougher sentences would be a more sensible approach!

Reply Posted by dd on Tuesday October 22 2013 at 09:43
tougher sentences are there. they're just not imposed. what happened to the 5 yr sentence for carrying a knife, what a joke. i agree with rosierapture.