Drunk man with knife head-butted a metal gate

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A man who had enjoyed a pleasant day said he suddenly snapped and became angry.

Stuart Bailey said he decided to go for a walk, but he took a knife and started headbutting a metal gate.

Bailey, 36, of Chatsworth Road, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to possessing a blade in public.

He was bailed for sentence by District Judge Jeff Brailsford sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Jim Mowbray, prosecuting, said police had a tip-off on September 8 and went to the port’s Princess Way where Bailey told officers he had a knife in his pocket.

Bailey said he had drunk four lagers, a bottle of wine and some vodka, but he was not drunk. He added he was on medication for anxiety.

Brett Chappell, defending, said: “He seemingly out of nowhere just snapped. Nothing took place to warrant his behaviour.”