A man who threatened to kill his neighbour has been told he will be jailed if he commits any further offences.
John McCormick, 59 from Sneinton has had two separate incidents of disruptive behaviour.
The incident, which took place on a landing inside the block of flats in Newark Crescent, Sneinton, was witnessed by the victim’s partner, who was left “terrified” by the incident on 23 June 2019.
McCormick brandished a 20cm chopping knife and told his neighbour he was going to kill him.
He was charged with affray and the case was going through the courts when a second incident took place on 18 October 2020.
Another neighbour opened his window to film McCormick’s disruptive behaviour, as he had been advised by the local authority to record any anti-social noise from McCormick.
When McCormick spotted the neighbour, he swore at him before threatening to burn down his flat.
McCormick was again arrested and charged with making a threat to damage property.
PC Man Wong, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This kind of behaviour is utterly unacceptable and will always bring with it a very swift police response.”
“This kind of behaviour is utterly unacceptable and will always bring with it a very swift police response.”
PC Man Wong, Nottinghamshire Police
The 59-year-old appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday after pleading guilty to affray in relation to the first incident.
He was jailed for eight months, suspended for two years. A judge told him the sentence will be activated if he commits any further offences.
A second count of threatening to damage or destroy property will lie on file.