A 32-year-old man took a kitchen knife into the street and threatened to “fillet like a fish” police officers who tried to arrest him.

During a hearing at Leicester Crown Court, Shafiq Ahmed admitted possessing an offensive weapon and using threatening words and behaviour.

The court was told the incident happened following an argument between Ahmed and two acquaintances.

Sentencing, Judge Sylvia De Bertodano said: “Every weapon taken on to the street, whatever the intention, is a very real threat to public safety.

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