Fake gun incident: man jailed

A man has been jailed for 18 months after using an imitation firearm to cause fear of violence against people in a takeaway.

Sam Norfolk, 31, of Florence Park,  pleaded guilty at Bristol Crown Court to three offences in relation to an incident on Sunday 7 May at a business on the Clifton Triangle.He was a customer who ordered food and subsequently became verbally aggressive to the business owner.

Two other customers intervened and he punched one and grabbed the second by the legs.  Norfolk turned back to the business owner and lifted his T-shirt to show the handle of what appeared to be a firearm, before launching a chair at him.He was later identified by police and arrested. During a search of his property, two imitation firearms were found and seized.