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. "