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Husband struck with police taser after threatening to murder his wife


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A husband who threatened to murder his wife and “stab the f***” out of her has been jailed.

Kenneth Levitt, from Barnsley, had been drinking when he became aggressive and picked up a knife.

The 44-year-old was heard by a 999 call handler to say he would stab his wife and murder her on December 19.

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He also threatened to stab any police officers who attended their home in Wombwell.

When officers went to the home, they were prevented from entering the home by a lodger who held the door shut.

They found Levitt in a room in the house holding the knife to his neck and threatening to stab himself.

As a result, the officers used a taser and he was rendered unconscious.

He was charged with affray and admitted the offence during a hearing at Sheffield Crown Court.

The court heard he had received some distressing news on the day of the threats and turned to alcohol.

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Francis Edusei, defending Levitt, said he had turned his drinking habits around and reduced his intake from eight cans of lager a day to just one.

Levitt, of Bondfield Crescent, Barnsley, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for what the Recorder Darren Preston described as “disgraceful” behaviour.

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