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Man jailed after threatening victim with a large sword in The Meadows

A man has been jailed after brandishing a large sword in public.

Jason Rowley, aged 41, returned home and grabbed the weapon after being involved in a fight.

He then used it to threaten his opponent a short time later at the Bridgeway Centre in The Meadows.

The blade was later recovered and Rowley arrested.

Witnesses recalled how Rowley waved the blade around for around two minutes whilst making threats to his victim.

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He then fled the scene before police arrived on Sunday 6 September last year.

Rowley, of Willersley Drive, The Meadows, later admitted to a charge of possessing a bladed article in a public place and appeared at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday).

He was jailed for 12 months.

Inspector Karl Thomas, district commander for The Meadows, said: “This was a frightening incident in which Rowley wielded a potentially lethal weapon in public.

“Fortunately nobody was injured but the consequences of this incident could have been far worse for both Rowley and his intended victim.

“I am pleased he has now been punished and hope that today’s sentencing sends out a very clear message to others – that if you bring a weapon like this onto our streets you will face some very serious consequences.

“Also, recent changes in the law actually make it illegal to even keep a weapon like this at home.”

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