Man picked up knife during row

Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool Magistrates' Court

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A man picked up a knife during a row with his girlfriend’s brother.

Ian Valance, 23, of Warwick Road, Layton, pleaded guilty to breach of the peace and was bound over in the sum of £100 for 12 months by Blackpool magistrates.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said police were called to an address on Warwick Road on January 30 at 1.20am after a report a man had a knife.

Police found the weapon down the side of a sofa.

Valance’s partner said he had argued with her brother and picked up the knife, but he had not threatened anyone with the weapon.

Police left but were called back later after a report of a couple rowing.

There had been a row over a broken phone and Valance was arrested after being heard telling his partner: “I’m going to assault you.”

Valance told magistrates: “I apologise and I’m sorry for wasting everyone’s time.”