Louth man tried to hit neighbour with meat cleaver

Court news
Court news

A 32-year-old man from Louth has appeared in custody before magistrates at Skegness on charges of causing an affray and possessing an offensive weapon, following a street fight in the Louth area.

Jonathan Thornley of Jubilee Crescent in Louth has admitted the charges and has been remanded in custody for the time being until he is sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court. This date is yet to be arranged.

Nick Todd, prosecuting, said that Thornley had been involved in a fight with a neighbour on Monday, August 4.

He had gone home, got a meat cleaver and then tried to hit the neighbour with the cleaver.

Mr Todd said Thornley also tried to hit a woman who had intervened and was attempting to calm down the situation.

Mr Todd added: “Fortunately, no one was hit,”

The court heard Thornley had already had some previous convictions for affray. He also has previous convictions for possessing a bladed ‘article’.