Man pleads guilty to knife threat

A Belford man has admitted threatening another man with a knife.

News from the courts.
News from the courts.

James Carter, 33, of Bell Road, pleaded guilty to the offence at Berwick Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

He is charged with unlawfully and intentionally threatening Damian Hall with a blade/sharply pointed instrument in a public place on September 23, in such a way that there was an immediate risk of serious physical harm.

Rebecca Gibson, prosecuting, said: “It is alleged he has raised the knife above his head and brought it down so we are talking about using a blade, not just threatening with it.”

Magistrates decided their sentencing powers were insufficient and committed the case to Newcastle Crown Court on November 22.