A TEENAGER who burst into his ex-girlfriend’s bedroom with a knife has been spared jail.
Anthony Remmer turned up at his former partner’s parents’ home with the weapon on May 5.
Newcastle Crown Court heard there was a “scuffle” when the victim realised her 18-year-old ex was armed.
Remmer, of Stridingedge, Blackfell, Washington, put the weapon down before anyone was injured.
He pleaded guilty to having a bladed article.
The court heard Remmer had been struggling to cope after the relationship broke down, and has had health problems. He had never been in trouble before. Sentencing him to four months’ imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, with 80 hours’ unpaid work, Judge Jeremy Freedman told Remmer: You need to understand, going out anywhere with a knife is dangerous because there is a risk that the knife could be used by you or someone else, and once the item is used it could cause very serious harm. This was very serious.”
The judge said Remmer has many positive aspects to his character adding: “You are someone who has previously not been in trouble and I think it is unlikely you will be in trouble in future.”