A MAN who took a pickaxe handle to a Silsden pub to threaten a fellow customer he had fallen out with has been jailed.

Bradford Crown Court heard that David Throup, 54, had been in The Robin Hood Inn on November 10 last year when he became involved in an argument with another man.

Throup left the pub but later returned with a pickaxe handle, leaving it in a doorway. A fight ensued between the two men, during which Throup said he was hit on the head with a barstool.

On his arrest, Throup admitted he had returned home to get the handle to threaten his opponent.

Throup, of Hainsworth Road, Silsden, admitted the possession of an offensive weapon.

Recorder Simon Kealey QC said that the offence carried a minimum sentence of six months as Throup, who the court heard suffered from multiple sclerosis, had a previous conviction for the same offence in the 1980s.

He was jailed for a total of 21 weeks.