A KNIFEMAN who previously threatened to stab his friend during a drunken row has been jailed again after he was caught carrying another blade.

Shaun Scanlon, of no fixed address, was found in possession of the knife on St Elphin’s Close in Howley on Sunday, June 7.

The 44-year-old admitted possession of a bladed article in a public place and breaching an exclusion order and was jailed for 20 weeks at Warrington Magistrates Court three days later.

This order was put in place in January after Scanlon smashed a window at the Firkin Tap pub on Buttermarket Street in the town centre, causing £2,000 of damage – having been released from prison just over a week earlier.

He was banned from entering the premises as a result, but did so on one occasion in March.

The defendant was previously jailed for 16 months in February 2018 after threatening to stab a friend while brandishing two kitchen knives during a drunken argument.

Scanlon was also fined £50 and told to pay a £115 victim surcharge for his latest misdemeanours.

He was banned from the Firkin Tap for another two years, while the forfeiture and destruction of the knife was ordered by the magistrates.