Jail for man who threatened to kill Matlock police

A homeless man who threatened police with a fake gun has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

Thursday, 12th March 2015, 6:32 am

Gareth Pipes, 30, was wanted on recall to prison and on February 5 he called Matlock Police Station and asked to speak to a sergeant. When he was transferred to a sergeant, he made threats to kill him.

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On February 7, officers visited a house in Overdale, Matlock, while searching for Pipes. When they entered the house, Pipes produced a gun and threatened them. The officers arrested him and seized the gun, which was later found to be fake.

Pipes, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to both crimes and was sentenced at Derby Crown Court on Monday, March 9.

He was given 16 months for making a threat to kill and 16 months for possessing an imitation firearm.