Judge Christine Laing QC said: “This is a really troubling case. You deserve to go to prison.
“The landlady must have been terrified. When I read she still suffers nightmares, I don’t find it in the least bit surprising.
“You were drunk and high on drugs with a substantial knife trying to get into the pub. You had enough thinking capability to go home and fetch a knife.
“No amount of name calling or racist abuse can justify you doing that.”
So, a spell in the big house looms, right, your honour?
He was given a 16-month suspended sentence, largely because of the length of time which has passed since the crime was in September 2019.
We aren't told why it took a year to come to trial. Nor why that should mean the landlady's ordeal can be so easily dismissed.