Local News & Archive — February 24, 2017 at 12:11 am — Updated: February 24, 2017 at 12:29 pm

Prestatyn man jailed for pub knife threats


North Wales Police

A Prestatyn man who threatened another man with a kitchen knife in a family pub has been jailed for 28 months.

Kyle Crompton admitted brandishing the blade at The Jolly Sailor in January – he had been asked to leave the pub on Ffordd Penrhwylfa but later returned wearing a balaclava. The 21 year-old also pleaded guilty to another public order offence and possessing cannabis.

Mold Crown Court heard Crompton had been angry after taking issue with his intended victim and was told leave when he refused to calm down. He later returned to threaten the man – although he was nowhere to be seen and his father had to hold up a chair to defend himself.

The defence said Crompton had gone ‘off the rails’ to an extent since the end of a relationship. He was already serving a prison sentence handed down by Bury magistrates for an earlier offence.

Sentencing him, Mr Recorder Paul Hopkins QC told Crompton that anyone would have been ”extremely alarmed” at his behaviour. He had deliberately armed himself with the knife and balaclava – but the judge noted that any attempt to disguise his appearance was ”unsophisticated”, because he was still wearing the same clothes when he returned to the pub.


Source: Daily Post

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