Woman with knife filmed by neighbour in Knighton, Leicester, threatening to stab man

The row happened in the courtyard area within Bowood Court in Knighton, Leicester
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A woman admitted possessing a knife after being filmed by a neighbour threatening to stab a man in Knighton. A resident at Bowood Court in Knighton Lane, Leicester, had heard Justice Francis, 27, who also lived in the building, arguing with a man and saw her wielding a knife, which they filmed.

They called Leicestershire Police who arrived and searched Francis, who did not appear to be armed. But they found a large kitchen knife in her home that matched one from the neighbour's video. At Leicester Magistrates' Court on Monday Francis, 27, pleaded guilty to possessing a knife in public.

The court heard the incident happened at about 6pm on Wednesday, February 28. Prosecutor Ravinder Daroch said: "Police received a call from a witness to report they could see the defendant and a male arguing outside Bowood Court in the courtyard.

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"The defendant had a knife in her hand and was threatening to stab the male. When the police searched the defendant's home a large kitchen knife was found, one that matched the one in the film."

She said the man Francis was threatening had not made a statement to the police.

Jagvir Sangherra, representing Francis, said his client had schizophrenic affective disorder and would benefit from a pre-sentence report by the probation service. The magistrates agreed.

The case was adjourned so Francis could meet with the probation service and they can prepare a report for the magistrates before they sentence Francis.