Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Man Is Locked Up over Knife Threats

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Man Is Locked Up over Knife Threats

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A DRUNKEN knifeman who told police that the devil was coming to kill him has been locked up.

Callum Monaghan, 20, from Grangetown, burst into a neighbour's home and threatened him with a kitchen knife.

Monaghan lived below the Hoe family, and on the evening of October 27, when they were watching TV, he appeared in the room claiming that their daughter was drunk in his flat. The family refused to get involved and they asked him to leave, prosecutor Liam O'Brien told Teesside Crown Court.

While the son Peter Hoe was standing on the landing, Monaghan went into his girlfriend's flat and emerged carrying a kitchen knife. He punched Mr Hoe in the face, knocking him down, then stood over him with the knife.

Mr O'Brien said it was not clear whether Mr Hoe's mother or Monaghan's girlfriend took the knife off him, which allowed the Hoes to escape to their flat. But Monaghan followed them shouting threats of violence through the door, and the police were called. …

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