Castleford neighbour dispute ends in death threats and man telling police he was ‘able to shoot people’

Leeds Crown Court.
Leeds Crown Court.

A MAN threatened neighbours with a knife and told police he could arrange for people to be shot during a dispute in the driveway of the home he shared with his partner.

Leeds Crown Court heard Warren Bold, 29, made threats to kill residents in Millers Croft, Castleford, during the incident.

Andrew Horton, prosecuting, said the incident happened on February 11 this year when Bold’s partner had an argument with another woman who lived in the cul-de-sac.

Mr Horton said Bold’s partner was pushed into a bush and called out to him for help.

Bold came out of the house and shouted to people in the street: “Come on I will kill you.”

He then went back inside the property and returned with a nine-inch blade.

He waved the weapon around and made stabbing motions with it but was restrained by another man.

Mr Horton said another resident was left badly shaken and was in fear for his life.

Police arrived and he told them: “I was from Moss Side and was able to shoot people.”

Bold was interviewed and initially denied having a knife at the scene. He claimed he was carrying a TV remote control.

He pleaded guilty to making threats with a knife in a public place.

He was jailed for eight months.

Thomas McHale, mitigating, said Bold had been drinking at the time.

Mr McHale said his client had problems with alcohol and depression.

The barrister added: “The defendant is extremely remorseful for these actions.”

Judge Robin Mairs said: “The public are rightly sick of people who take knives out in to the streets and then use them to brandish them as you did on that night.”