In court for racial threats with sword

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A GAINSBOROUGH man has been in court accused of making racial threats with a samurai sword.

Adrian Atkinson from Sandsfield Avenue, Gainsborough appeared before Lincoln Magistrate’s Court on Friday 4th March charged with possessing a knife blade or sharp pointed article in a public place, racially or religiously aggravated harassment and using threatening words or behaviour to cause harassment alarm or distress.

It is alleged that on Friday 10th December 2010, the 22-year-old had in his posession a samurai sword and used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour against someone.

Atkinson was given conditional bail and committed to trial at Lincoln Crown Court on the morning of Friday 15th April.