THE case against a man accused of arming himself with a knife taken from a takeaway has been dropped.
Shane Shaw, of Stutely Grove in Bradley, appeared before magistrates in November.
Kirklees magistrates were told that Shaw took a knife from the Malaika Grill Bar on Cross Church Street.
They heard that Shaw, 29, had wanted to protect himself after fearing a gang attack.
During his first court appearance Shaw admitted possession of a knife in a public place.
Shaw later withdrew his guilty plea and his case was due to be sent for trial at Leeds Crown Court.
However, yesterday at the Huddersfield court the case against him was dropped.
Alex Bozman, prosecuting, said: “The application is for the case to be discharged.
“It seems there was some supporting evidence from Mr Shaw’s account which wasn’t investigated to a conclusion.
“For that reason there’s not believed to be a realistic prospect of conviction.”
Magistrates confirmed that the case against Shaw, who was not in court, was dismissed.