Woman made stab threats

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A woman waved a knife about at a group of people in a pub and threatened to stab them, a court was told.

Dawn Smalley returned to the funeral wake at the Shovels pub, Hambleton, after being told her brother had been attacked.

Smalley, 24, of Leyland Road. Penwortham, pleaded guilty to affray and possessing a knife in public.

She was sent for sentence at Preston Crown Court by District Judge James Hatton sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said that on March 16 Smalley had been at the wake at the Shovels pub.

She had concealed a knife with a five-inch-blade in her underwear and returned to the premises.

Smalley said: “You heard my brother, he’s crying his eyes out. I’ll stab you all.”

The pub landlady tried to calm Smalley down but she repeated her threat she would stab everyone.

Smalley must not enter the Shovels pub as a condition of her bail.