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Kidderminster man threatened to behead ex-girlfriend's brother
2:39pm Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
A KIDDERMINSTER man turned up at his ex-girlfriend's house armed with a machete and threatened to behead her brother, Worcester Crown Court was told.
Carl Chamberlain was drunk on vodka when he visited The Serpentine on July 26 in an effort to see Esme Calder, said Andrew Tucker, prosecuting at the court.
He was told to leave by her brother Kyle so Chamberlain retrieved the machete which he had hidden nearby. He threatened to cut Kyle's head off.
Police were soon on the scene and Chamberlain was arrested in a nearby garden. He said he would not have carried out the beheading threat.
Chamberlain, aged 30, of Clee Avenue, Foley Park, who pleaded guilty to affray, making threats to kill and having an offensive weapon in a public place, was jailed for 18 months.
John Rogers, mitigating, said it was a drunken episode carried out on the spur of the moment. Chamberlain had pleaded guilty at the first court appearance and his partner was standing by him.
Recorder Roger Evans said the machete had an 18ins-long blade and the incident was terrifying for the neighbours. He said the threats were made when Chamberlain was under the influence of drink and must have been bloodcurdling.