Drunken ex brandished knives above his head in Brynteg

Published date: 01 April 2014 |
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A DRUNKEN man who went looking for his ex-partner brandished two kitchen knives above his head.

Keith Rogers, 55, rubbed them together as if he was sharpening them.

He also pointed one of the knives at a friend of his former partner after disturbing her late at night.

Rogers had gone around to an address in Brynteg, near Wrexham, where he believed his former partner was staying.

But she was not there, Flintshire Magistrates Court was told.

Rogers, a groundworker of Berse Road, New Broughton, admitted possessing the two kitchen knives in Victoria Road, Brynteg, and a public order offence, following the incident on Sunday.

He was bailed pending sentence at Wrexham Magistrates Court.

Prosecutor Matthew Ellis said that Rogers had been in a relationship with Sharon Hope.

She had ended that relationship and was staying with her friend Eurwen Price.

It was claimed that Rogers had visited her property three of four times while drunk over the last month.

On Saturday he saw them while socialising in Wrexham town centre but Miss Hope refused to speak to him.

Later, just after midnight on Sunday morning, he turned up at Miss Price’s address and kicked the door.

Miss Hope was not present but Miss Price was woken up and she rang the police.

At one stage he pointed one of the knives at her through the window and threatened her.

Both she and a neighbour saw Rogers brandishing the knives above his head.

It was alleged that he swore and shouted that he would kill her.

Police were called and he was arrested.

Damian Sabino, defending, said that the offences occurred because of the breakdown of the relationship and his consumption of alcohol.

Rogers was not a young man, he had an excellent work record and had not been in any trouble for some time.

Rogers was bailed pending sentence on condition that he lives at his home address, he is not to be drunk in a public place, he is not to contact prosecution witnesses and he is not to enter Brynteg.

The prosecution said that they would be seeking a restraining order on the next occasion.

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