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Carlisle man handed six-month jail term for city knife crime

Carlisle Crown Court

A MAN who entered a Carlisle garden while drunk before brandishing a large knife has been jailed.

Jordan Wynne, 28, phoned the owner of a property at Stonegarth in the city in a bid to speak with her partner. Wynne – who had knocked back three litres of cider – then drove to the address, on the late afternoon of September 2.

Prosecutor Charles Brown told Carlisle Crown Court of the female’s eyewitness account. “She looked out and saw him standing in the front garden with a broom-handled knife in his possession,” said Mr Brown.

Wynne looked drunk, “could barely stand up” and stated “come out here then”, continued the prosecutor. Mr Brown added: “He looked angry. His face was screwed up.”

Police were called and Wynne – who drove away from the scene of a crime which left the female witness “literally shaking” – was later arrested. He was said to have been “extremely drunk” when he went to the address with a four-inch bladed knife he took from a friend without permission, having been “beset with alcohol and drug issues”.

Wynne, of Ashford Way, Carlisle, admitted having a bladed article in public and cannabis possession, and was sentenced this morning (FRI). He was jailed for six months.

“Bladed articles – knives – are lethal,” Judge Peter Davies told him. “Their reckless use can cause serious harm and, on occasion, fatal injury.

“I don’t want knives on the streets of Cumbria. I take a zero tolerance towards them.”