A CRADLEY Heath man has been jailed for brandishing a machete on the high street.

Blejk Glowacki, aged 25, of High Street, Cradley Heath, pleaded guilty to possessing a large machete in public without lawful authority or a reasonable excuse at Dudley Magistrates Court on May 15. He also pleaded guilty to using threatening, abuse or offensive words or behaviour to the owner of Five Ways Car Wash on the high street, along with admitting possession of cannabis.

He was jailed for 26 weeks due to making threats to kill when brandishing the machete and also received a restraining order banning him from Five Ways Car Wash. He must also pay £200 compensation and a £115 victim surcharge.

The following cases have also been heard at Dudley Magistrates Court.

Marcus Henry, aged 27, of Parkside Road, Colley Gate, pleaded guilty to stealing £107 worth of beauty items from Boots and £30 of alcohol from Waitrose, both in Stourbridge. He also pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis. He received a 12 month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay £180 in surcharges, costs and compensation.

Alexander Parker, aged 19, of Blaze Park, Wall Heath, pleaded guilty to driving without insurance; driving a Ford Mondeo without the consent of the owner or other legal authority and driving while above the legal alcohol limit. He was ordered to pay a £120 fine and £85 surcharge and received a community order with a curfew. He was also disqualified for holding a driving licence for two years.

Charlie Thompson, aged 20, of Old Buffery Gardens, Dudley, pleaded guilty to driving while over the legal alcohol limit and driving without insurance. She was fined £110 and must also pay £85 costs and a £30 surcharge. She was also disqualified from holding a driving licence for 17 months.

Nathan Rose, aged 30, of Kitchener Road, Dudley, pleaded guilty to two counts of resisting two police constables in the execution of their duty and pleaded guilty to possessing class A drugs. He was ordered to pay fines, costs and surcharges totalling £290.

Victoria Jones, aged 35, of Holly Road, Rowley Regis, pleaded guilty to stealing £34.75 of coffee and wine from a Co-Op in Oldbury and three bottles of wine from a Co-Op in Tividale. She also admitted breaching a conditional discharge order. She received a community order and must pay compensation and surcharges totalling £140.75.