A HOMELESS man threatened to stab people at a town bus station, a court heard.

Paul Evans, 49 and of no fixed abode, appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court yesterday.

He admitted that on Monday he acted in a threatening and disorderly manner in contravention of a criminal behaviour order, as well as using threatening and abusive behaviour at Wrexham Bus Station on King Street.

Prosecutor Justin Espie said the episode, which began at about 2pm and lasted more than 12 minutes, was captured on CCTV.

A warden in the town centre heard a man shouting and swearing, which was later confirmed to be Evans.

With multiple children and other people present, Mr Espie explained, Evans pointed a stick at people as if it was a gun and made a gesture like pulling a trigger, while saying: "I'll f*****g stab you."

Police officers made their way to the area and arrested Evans.

Emma Simoes, defending, said: "It has saddened me that a man as vulnerable as this is left on the streets of Wrexham with no fixed abode.

"This man is picked on and bullied by other members of Wrexham on the streets."

She said Evans had previously had problems with drugs, in particular spice, but that he had expressed a desire to get treatment, in addition to wanting help with mental health difficulties, adding: "He is quite an eccentric character.

"He has received custody on the last few occasions and it is not working."

She called on the magistrates to give Evans a chance to seek medical help.

Steven Vale, chair of the magistrates, handed Evans a 12 week prison sentence for the two offences but suspended it for six months in order to allow him to pursue treatment.

He ordered Evans to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £115.

Mr Vale added: "If you come back before this court you know what is going to happen - don't come back."