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Man brandished knife in pub
7:30am Thursday 8th August 2013 in News
A MAN has been put under a mental health order after he brandished a knife in a pub.
Nick Ord-Hume had earlier had words with staff in the pub in South Street, Colchester.
He left but a court heard he returned a short while later armed with a knife.
He said to a barman: "If you ever talk to me like that again..." and pointed the knife at the man.
Police arrested Ord-Hume, 54, at his former home near the pub a short while later and found the sheath knife in a toolbox.
Ord-Hume, of London Road, Colchester, admitted possessing the knife on September 22 last year.
He denied another charge of possessing a hammer and his not guilty plea was accepted.
Judge David Turner QC gave him a community order for 18 months with a condition he receives mental health treatment.
He told Ord-Hume: "You have to understand I am taking a compassionate course as you were extremely unwell at the time.”