Terrifying thug jailed after wielding samurai sword at pub

Pictured is Christopher David Boulton, 30, of Broughton Road, Newbold, Chesterfield, who has been jailed for 16 weeks after admitting possessing a samurai sword in public and threatening violence to others.
Pictured is Christopher David Boulton, 30, of Broughton Road, Newbold, Chesterfield, who has been jailed for 16 weeks after admitting possessing a samurai sword in public and threatening violence to others.

A frightening thug turned up at a private party wielding a samurai sword after he had been thrown out.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Tuesday, May 2, how Christopher David Boulton, 30, of Broughton Road, Newbold, Chesterfield, had to be restrained by witnesses before police turned up at the carpark of the Sun Inn, at West Bars, Chesterfield.

Prosecuting solicitor Sam Matkin said: “Police were contacted after an allegation that a victim had been threatened with a sword and the defendant was still in the area.

“Police attended following reports and on arrival they saw a male and he was being restrained in the pub carpark.

“Police made their way over and they were informed he had a sword and he had turned up at the pub.

“He was initially arrested for having a sword in a public place.”

Mr Matkin added that there was a private party at the pub and the back door was open and the defendant had come through and was shouting and was holding a samurai sword which was about a foot long.

Everyone in the pub was frightened about what Boulton might have done with the sword, according to Mr Matkin.

The court heard how witnesses and the friends of the original victim who was threatened tackled the defendant and the police were called.

Boulton told police that he had drunk between ten to 14 pints of beer and he had gone to the pub but was thrown out and went home and picked up the blunt sword from his bedroom and went back to scare people but he had no intention of using it.

Mr Matkin added: “He had the sword in his left hand and he threw a punch with his right hand but it didn’t make contact and he put his actions down to ‘a moment of madness’.”

Boulton pleaded guilty to using or threatening unlawful violence to others and he indicated a guilty plea to possessing a samurai sword in public after the incident on April 16.

Defence solicitor Ben Strelley secured an adjournment for magistrates to consider a probation service report before sentencing.

Magistrates sentenced Boulton to 16 weeks of custody. He was also ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge and £85 costs.