A man has been sentenced after taking a knife into a pub beer garden.

Police were called to a bar in King Street, Great Yarmouth, on the evening of December 20, 2022, after receiving reports that a man in the rear beer garden of the premises was threatening people with a knife.

At the scene, officers found a knife lying on the floor and found an unloaded, imitation air pistol stuffed into the waistband of his clothes. 

He was arrested and taken to Great Yarmouth Police Station for questioning.

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During a later search of his home address, police uncovered a number of large swords, a zombie knife and military paraphernalia.

Dale Henderson, 58, of Abyssinia Road in Great Yarmouth, was charged with possession of an imitation firearm and possession of an offensive weapon. 

He appeared at Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court on July 5, 2023, and pleaded guilty to both charges.

He returned for sentencing last Friday and was ordered to complete 80 hours of unpaid work, attend rehabilitation and pay £259 in court and victim charges.