Boyfriend who dodged traffic in St Peter's Way cut himself in fit of jealousy
A MAN dodged through traffic in St Peter’s Way while carrying a knife before punching his brother, a court heard.
Mark Walker became upset after seeing his girlfriend chatting to his brother outside his house in Bradford Street, Bolton, Bolton Crown Court heard.
Nicholas Flanagan, prosecuting, said 22-year-old Walker had been drinking heavily on August 29 and became angry when he saw the two together.
Walker then went to the bathroom and slashed his arms with a razor blade before heading to the kitchen, picking up a small knife and threatening to stab his brother, said Mr Flanagan.
Then, with members of his family chasing him, Walker ran into fields and was seen cutting his arms before leaping over a safety barrier in St Peter’s Way and dodging between the traffic.
After he calmed down and was persuaded to return home he then punched his brother Matthew in the face, causing bruising.
Walker received hospital treatment in hospital for his cut arms.
Steven Wild, defending, said Walker only intended to hurt himself and the brothers are now reconciled.
The court heard that Walker, who pleaded guilty to possessing a knife in public and assault, has learning disabilities and needs help.
He was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for two years.