Man jailed after knife threat at Mablethorpe bar


A Mablethorpe man who brandished a knife at a doorman has been jailed and banned from two bars in the town.

Daniel Smith had earlier been rebuked by a doorman at Jesters Bar for behaving in a threatening way towards another customer. Grace Hale, prosecuting, told Lincoln Crown Court Smith left the premises, but 45 minutes later appeared outside Kai’s Bar only to be refused entry. A doorman tried to calm him but Smith was overheard saying “I’m coming back to get you and I’m going to cut you.”

Miss Hale said Smith went away but 10 minutes later was back outside the bar and pulled out a six-inch bladed knife which he brandished in the doorman’s direction.

Police were called to the scene and Smith struggled while being arrested and tried to bite the hand of an officer. Later when interviewed, he said he had little recollection of the incident and denied being in possession of the knife. Smith,26, of Somersby Avenue, Mablethorpe, admitted affray on 12 December, 2013. He was jailed for 20 months and barred from both Jesters Bar and Kai’s Bar for two years.

Judge Sean Morris told him “You have a terrible record for behaving abysmally in public. The public are heartily sick of going out into town and encountering violent men causing trouble. The courts have dealt with you far too leniently in the past.”

Jonathon Dee, defending, said Smith accepted he faced a jail sentence for the incident.

“He knows what his problems are and he knows what he has to do. Essentially his problems come down to not controlling himself when he is drunk.”