District Judge Mary Connolly dismissed this and said: "If he is in fear of violence why is he out at night with a hockey mask and sword? You are at home behind closed doors.
"Peer pressure doesn't put you out on the street."Hurrah! Someone isn't so keen to have the wool pulled over their eyes.
Refreshing, isn't it?
"You ran off discarding it. You can anticipate a sentence of imprisonment - that is what is going to happen to you. It is a question of length."
She bailed him to appear at Blackfriars Crown Court on September 1 for sentencing.For the obligatory 'reports', no doubt. Let's hope she treats them with the same scepticism she showed his defence mouthpiece.