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Man who went to Carlisle flat with Samurai sword sent to prison

Carlisle Crown Court
Carlisle Crown Court

[A] CARLISLE man who armed himself with a Samurai sword to frighten a city householder has been jailed.

Blair Dixon, 22, was said to have taken “the law into his own hands” by equipping himself with the 2ft-long decorative implement.

Dixon took it to a Carlisle flat due to a perceived grievance involving another man, and smashed glass in the front door by kicking it.

He received a six-month prison sentence at the city’s crown court from Recorder Simon Medland QC.

Dixon, of Welsh Road, Harraby, had admitted charges of possessing a bladed article, criminal damage and failing to attend a court hearing.

Recorder Medland said it was “fortunate” nobody in the flat had been injured during an incident which occurred on March 7.

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