Court bans Derbyshire drinker who yelled “I’ll kill you all” while flashing Stanley blade
A court has banned a Derbyshire drinker from a pub where he pulled a knife and yelled “I’ll kill you all”.
Leigh Peet, 59, had been thrown out of Shirebrook’s Gate Inn after a scuffle broke out inside.
Chesterfield Magistrates Court heard how he pulled the one-inch Stanley knife blade from his bag after someone tried to grab his walking stick outside.
Pub staff battled to stop fuming Peet forcing his way back in the boozer when he wedged his walking stick through the closing door during the chaotic scenes just before midnight on August 28 last year.
Prosecutor Stella Moses told how during an interview after his arrest Peet told police the knife was “under three inches - it’s allowed”.
However Annette Thomas, mitigating for Peet, told magistrates CCTV footage taken from inside the pub “clearly” showed the skirmish which led to the scenes outside “was not started by Mr Peet”.
She said: “CCTV shows an initial incident inside the pub whereby Mr Peet was pinned to a pool table by at least four people including the landlord and members of staff from the pub.
“Mr Peet has had previous problems in respect of being robbed - he didn’t know the knife was illegal.”
During a previous hearing magistrates were told how the Langwith man suffered with a number of illnesses.
They include multiple organ failure, speech problems and mental health difficulties - for which he took “a number of medications”.
Ms Thomas told how during the night of the incident Pete did not take his medication “because he knew he would be having a drink”, adding “he was not himself when the incident occurred”.
She said: “Mr Peet accepts his behaviour and that it should not have happened how it has. He is not a well man.”
Peet, of Devonshire Drive, Langwith, admitted possession of a knife in a public place.
Magistrates jailed him for four months suspended for 12 months.
One told him: “You’re 59 years old and this is the first time you have ever been in court.
“You’ve managed 59 years without committing a crime so you just have to go another year now without committing a crime.”
Peet was also made to pay £128 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.