A MAN who admitted carrying a knife ‘because he thought monsters were after him’ has been spared jail.
Jacob Warburton, 22, of Crowtrees Lane, Rastrick, pleaded guilty to possessing a bladed article and drugs offences.
Warburton took a silver kitchen knife from a barbecue he had been to on May 6.
Later on that evening a resident of Bramston Street, Brighouse, called the police after seeing Warburton with the knife in their garden.
When police came to arrest him he handed over the knife and was said to be under the influence of drugs.
Warburton was said to have committed the offence when he was heavily intoxicated and during a police interview he stated that he had taken a concoction of drugs including cocaine.
He said thought monsters were after him and that was the reason he had the knife.
Warburton pleaded guilty to the offences during a hearing at Calderdale Magistrates’ Court in Halifax and his case was committed to Bradford Crown Court for sentence.
He also pleaded guilty to two separate charges of possessing class A drugs and failing to attend a drug rehabilitation programme.
The defendant had been remanded in custody to await his sentence at the crown court.
Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC imposed a nine-month prison term but suspended it for two years.
Warburton was put on supervision for the next year and must also do 120 hours unpaid work for the community.
The judge also ordered that the knife be destroyed and told Warburton he would have to pay £340 towards the costs of the case.
The judge also said that if Warburton breached the order he would be brought back before him to deal with.