Nottingham man jailed after wielding knife in road-rage incident

Nottingham Crown Court ©
Nottingham Crown Court ©

A 53-year-old man has been sentenced to 13 months in prison after a road rage incident in Nottingham where he approached another driver with a knife.

Stephen Mcsalley, of Longmead Close in Nottingham, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday (22 November 2018) having pleaded guilty to four counts of possession of a bladed article in a public place.

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It’s after police were called to Nuthall Road near to Tesco at around 4.15pm on 21 May to reports that a car had blocked the path of another car before the driver had got out and approached the other driver with a knife in his hand before driving off.

Mcsalley was arrested nine days later following an investigation where three lock knives were found in his car, one in the centre console and the other two in the glove box – all within easy reach of the driver seat.

Police Constable Dan Gilbert said: “I’m pleased that Mcsalley is now behind bars. It took a lot of investigating to pin him to the offence and prove that he is a dangerous individual who relies on knives to intimidate people. The evidence led to him admitting the offence against the other driver. It’s not acceptable to carry knives or treat people in this way and we will not tolerate any form of knife crime in Nottingham.”