Suspended sentence for axe threat

A father has been handed a 10-month suspended jail sentence after threatening his neighbour with an axe because he wouldn't turn his music down.

Suspended sentence for axe threat

David Rosser
Rosser went down once to ask Ross to turn the music down - and when he didn't he returned with the weapon. Credit: Wales News Service

A father has been handed a 10-month suspended jail sentence after threatening his neighbour with an axe because he wouldn't turn his music down.

Cardiff Crown Court heard David Rosser lost his temper and confronted 25-year-old Paul Ross at his front door.

Ross received a cut above his wrist as he forced him away.

The 50-year-old admitted a charge of affray and was also handed 140 hours of unpaid community work and ordered to pay £1,200 in costs.

Judge David Miller said:

"This was a deadly weapon and either you or he could have been killed or very seriously injured. I have a duty to protect the public and I make it clear that everybody doing what you did will be met with a prison sentence.

In your case you are 50, have no previous convictions and behaved badly on one occasion and only under provocation. "