A KNIFE thug who threatened a doorman after being thrown out of a town centre pub has been jailed for 21 months.

Frankie Parr, 30, of Corporation Street, St Helens was sentenced to 21 months in prison after he was found guilty in Liverpool Crown Court of possession of cocaine and threatening a person with a blade in a public place.

The incident happened at the Wheatsheaf Pub on May 2 when officers were called to reports of an altercation involving two men, one of whom was reported to have been in possession of a knife.

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The knife Parr had in his possession

Following enquiries, Parr was identified as the offender, was arrested, charged and remanded in custody.

Sergeant Martin Leyland, of Merseyside Police, said: “I’m pleased with the sentence that Parr has received and I hope this shows others that using threatening behaviour and carrying weapons will result in positive action taking place.

“We understand that people carry knives with a belief that this is a form of protection, but this couldn’t be further from the truth – luckily Parr did not use the knife against anyone, however just by carrying it, he put the wider public and himself in serious danger.

“If you see someone carrying a weapon, acting suspiciously or aggressively towards yourself or others and feel threatened, then please don’t hesitate to call the police on 101 or in an emergency, always call 999.

"It is better to be safe than sorry.”