Sword man threatened police

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A man stabbed and slashed towards police officers with two Samurai swords threatening to slice them up, a court heard.

Police reinforcements and an armed response unit had to be called to subdue Wayne Mitchell, who had to be shot with a stun gun.

Mitchell, 46, of Bold Street, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to affray and assault.

He was bailed to appear at Preston Crown Court on January 2 for sentence by Blackpool magistrates. He must not enter Balmoral Terrace, Fleetwood, as conditions of his bail.

Karen Saffman, prosecuting, said Mitchell went round to a man’s home in Fleetwood, grabbed him by the neck and punched him in the face, asking for his DVD’s back on November 26 at 9.20pm

The man alerted police and officers arrived at Mitchell’s home.

He told them they needed a warrant and if they came in without one he would use his swords.

Mitchell shouted: “Any officer who enters will be dead. I hate the police” before grabbing his swords.