A MAN who took a bread knife out with him into the street because there was a gang of rowdy youngsters outside was told he could not take the law into his own hands.
Judge John Rogers QC told Nathan Darlington, 21, he accepted he had been severely provoked.
Darlington, of Chapel Street in Cefn Mawr, admitted assaulting a boy of 14 who was cut on the little finger during a struggle with Darlington while he had the knife, and possessing the knife on October 26 last year.
Darlington was fined £500 by Judge Rogers, who said he was quite satisfied the defendant was “grossly provoked”.
Sentencing him, the judge told Darlington: “You may have been provoked but these were criminal offences which you committed. You must not take the law into your own hands.”
However, he took into account that Darlington was a young man of previous good character with a good work record.