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West Cumbria knife threat man sent to prison

[A] MAN who told a nurse he planned to stab his housemate has been jailed for 18 months.

Drunken Paul Lord, 49, made his chilling threat after being taken by ambulance to the West Cumberland Hospital on March 28.

Lord announced that he planned to take a knife from the kitchen and attack Donna Pearson, with whom he was living at the time. She later told police she thought the pair were friends.

Carlisle Crown Court heard Lord repeated his threat to an officer called by the hospital, and had been jailed in 2013 for vowing to knife and kill his brother.

Lord was sentenced by Judge James Adkin having admitted making a threat to kill Ms Pearson.

Lord, of Fountain Avenue, Workington, was said to have a “serious alcohol problem”, and was described as being vulnerable to exploitation by others.

Imposing a prison sentence, Judge Adkin said of the victim: “She believed you had the full capacity to undertake the threat you were making.”

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