Jail for man who threatened people with gas canister

Nottingham Crown Court © westbridgfordwire.com
Nottingham Crown Court © westbridgfordwire.com

A 40-year-old man who threatened people with a lit gas canister at a pub in Nottingham has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Mark Antony Evans, of no fixed abode, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday (Monday 17 December 2018) after he pleaded guilty to counts of attempted grievous bodily harm with intent, threatening a person with an offensive weapon and affray.

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Evans was arrested after police were called to the pub in Cheapside, Nottingham at around 12.30am on Saturday 16 June to reports that a man had ignited a gas canister and threatened people with it putting them in fear of their lives before being detained by door staff.

Detective Constable Rebecca Brosgarth said: “Evans behaviour that night was violent and unpredictable and put people in real fear of their lives. We will not tolerate this in Nottinghamshire and we’re glad that he’s been locked up for his crimes.”