A man went to his neighbours’ flat armed with a knife and dumbbell metal bar during a row, a court heard.

Lee Sugden, of Glenside Road in Slaithwaite, admitted to charges of using threatening behaviour and possession of a bladed article in public.

Kirklees magistrates heard that there was an ongoing dispute between the 31-year-old and his neighbours of six years.

They were told that the victims were a couple who lived in the same block of flats as Sugden and there had been issues over noise.

On May 14 the female complainant was woken by banging and noises coming from upstairs and opened the door to find Sugden outside.

Prosecutor Alex Bozman said: “He was holding a metal bar in his hands and was told to go home.

“He said he was sick of hearing (her partner) all day and she noticed he also had a knife.

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“Mr Sugden made remarks about wanting to kill him and this was reported to police.”

Sugden knocked on the door several more times before police arrived.

He pointed out the five inch knife used inside his kitchen drawer.

Mr Bozman added that the metal bar was not classed as an offensive weapon.

Sugden had a previous conviction for possession of a bladed article on his record from 2010.

Rachel Sharpe, mitigating, said that her client had gone round to confront his neighbours but accepted taking the knife.

She added that Sugden had some mental health issues.

Magistrates adjourned his sentencing until July 18 as he needs a psychiatric report.

In the meantime he is banned from contacting his neighbours or approaching their front door.