Knifeman who threatened two men and accused them of smoking ‘whacky baccy’ spared jail

A knife-wielding man whose angry tirade towards two tree surgeons went viral has avoided a prison sentence.

Kevin Driver, 50, pleaded guilty at Thames Magistrates Court to threatening a person with a blade and using threatening behaviour on 14 December last year.

He accused the two tree surgeons of smoking ‘whacky baccy’ and claimed he was a police officer in a rant that went viral on Twitter.

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source: Metro

2019-04-15 14:02
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