Corby sex offender jailed after attacking man with a machete after noise complaint

Trevor Evans, 46, auled for 16 months after attacking man with machete in Corby
Trevor Evans was jailed for 16 months after pleading guilty at Northampton Crown Court. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

A sex offender has been jailed for threatening a man with a machete while naked, after being asked to turn his music down.

Witnesses described how Trevor Evans, 46, came out of his flat without any clothes on and threatened the man in Corby on 15 December last year.

Evans, of Mendip Way in Little Stanion, became aggressive after being told music coming from his flat was too loud, said police.

He then stood in the way of the man's car before dumping the machete in a plant pot, where it was later found by police.

He was sentenced to 16 months in prison at Northampton Crown Court on Wednesday after pleading guilty to possession of a knife in a public place and exposure with the intention of causing harm and distress. He was ordered to pay the victim £187.

He had previously been given a three-year community order after committing a sexual offence in the presence of a child in November 2023.

PC Hayley Wollacott, from Northamptonshire Police, said: “Trevor Evans was already a convicted sex offender when this incident happened.

"The judge in his previous case had made it very clear that any further criminal activity or breach of his sentence conditions would result in him going to jail.

"Anyone who decides to carry a weapon like this should expect to be dealt with robustly, as should anyone who thinks it is acceptable to expose themselves to cause distress or fear to others."

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