A MAN who ran amok with a knife in the centre of Kendal has been sent to prison for 18 months. Leigh Jonathan Dirkin, 22, was upset after a group of teenagers “ridiculed” and “bullied” him, Carlisle Crown Court heard. So he got drunk, picked up a knife from his parents’ kitchen and wandered through the town threatening drivers and passers-by with it, prosecutor Gerard Rogerson said. Dirkin, of Ann Street, Kendal, pleaded guilty to affray and to two charges of threatening people with the seven-inch bladed knife. MORE TOP STORIES:
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