Knife man is spared prison

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A DRUNK man who ran up and down a Cotmanhay street brandishing a large kitchen knife has been spared jail.

Derby Crown Court heard on Friday that Jordan Dunmore, 20, was looking ‘to scare’ Ryan Chapman in Donner Crescent on July 2, when he was spotted by a relative and ‘calmed down’.

Police found Dunmore in an outhouse near his home in Dovedale Circle, after he had thrown the knife away into a nearby garden and fled the scene.

Catherine Chasemore, prosecuting, said Dunmore and Mr Chapman, who lived in Donner Crescent, had an ‘altercation’ earlier that day.

“At about midnight the defendant was seen walking up and down the street holding a large kitchen knife,” she said.

“He was running and shouting and seemed very agitated.”

“He was very angry and wanted to scare Mr Chapman,” she told the court.

The court heard Dunmore has four previous convictions for 10 offences, including possession of a five-inch knife in Ilkeston in 2006, for which he received a 12-month supervision order.

Quentin Robbins, defending, said Dunmore has problems with alcohol.

“His relatives say he needs help,” he told the court. “He is expecting the court to take a dim view of him.”

Recorder Stuart Sprawson said: “You are one of those young men who needs to get confidence in yourself.

“You don’t need to do things like this to get attention. Focus on your future and I am sure you will recover.”

Dunmore was handed an 18-month supervision order meaning he has to attend regular appointments with a probation officer. He also has to undertake 40 hours of unpaid work over 20 days and undergo a six-month alcohol treatment programme.