Hatfield drug user jailed for confronting children with his knife
PUBLISHED: 18:08 13 November 2015 | UPDATED: 18:08 13 November 2015
A drug user who confronted a Hatfield man and his young children with a knife after dropping a used syringe
outside their home has been jailed.
St Albans Crown Court heard on Monday how Ross Beech was walking along Crawford Road on October 1, just three days after release from prison.
When he dropped a used syringe, a father who was outside his house with his two children asked him to pick it up.
Beech, 37, whose address was given as Campion Way, Hatfield, pulled out a ten-inch knife and walked towards the terrified father and his children.
After an exchange of words he ran off, but he was soon found by police, who located the knife stuck in the ground.
Beech has a long history of offending linked to his long term drug problem, but the court heard he has begun to fight his addiction in prison.
Judge Andrew Bright jailed him for six months and ordered him to pay a court charge of £900.
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