A pizza chef threatened his neighbour with a knife in front of the victim’s children, a court heard.
Ahmad Algoof got into a ‘verbal altercation’ on Swiss Street, Accrington, in April last year as his neighbour was taking his children to school.
Burnley Crown Court how both men had ‘not got on particularly well’ in the past and the incident happened in the victim’s front garden.
Algoof, 39, then went back inside his house and returned with a knife and a pan. The court heard how the argument continued before the victim, who didn’t suffer any injuries, punched Algoof twice to the face.
Algoof, now of Limbrick, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to having a bladed article in a public place and common assault and will be sentenced on May 16.
Mark Stuart, defending said it was ‘unpleasant and upsetting’ and Algoof has been living in the UK since 1999 without any previous convictions.
He told the court: “It’s over a year ago and things have calmed down. He is now out of the area and he is effectively a man of good character.”
Judge Beverley Lunt told Algoof he would avoid jail if he had a positive pre-sentence report.