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Halstead: Doorman praised for disarming knifeman
10:00am Saturday 2nd March 2013 in News
A heroic doorman has been praised after disarming a man wielding a knife outside a bar in Halstead.
The bouncer was working at Scenarios and was watching a group of youths outside when he heard someone say a man was armed with a knife.
Chelmsford Crown Court heard how he grabbed the man's arm and shook it until he dropped what turned out to be a lock knife with a four-inch blade.
Mark Ellis, 25, of Vicarage Road, Watford, was arrested soon after the incident in Trinity Street on September 1 last year.
In court he admitted a charge of possessing a bladed article and another charge of failing to appear in court.
Judge Charles Gratwicke jailed him for ten months last Thursday.
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