Man admits wielding samurai-sword during street row

By Thomas Parkes | Netherton | Crime | Published:

A man has admitted arming himself with a Samurai-style sword during violent clashes with his neighbours.

Officers descended on the Netherton street

Armed police descended on the road, in Netherton, on Sunday morning over reports of a fight involving six men.

They arrived to find a window at one address smashed and one man with cuts to his hands.

Mark Davies, of Cinder Bank, was arrested and later charged with affray, possessing an offensive weapon and making threats with a bladed article in public.

Five other men detained at the scene were later released and are helping police with their enquiries.

Davies, 40, pleaded guilty at Dudley Magistrates' Court on Monday to his three charges.

Davies been remanded in prison and will be sentenced at Wolverhampton Crown Court on July 8.

West Midlands Police Detective Sergeant Steve Green, said: “All six men were detained at the scene but our enquiries pointed to Davies as being the instigator of the disorder having armed himself with a weapon − and the others had reacted in self-defence.

“One man suffered cuts to his hands but thankfully no-one was seriously hurt."

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
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