Knifeman whose face is covered in tribal tattoos jailed for threatening woman

Knifeman whose face is covered in tribal tattoos jailed for threatening woman

Michael Simpson pulled a knife on a 28-year-old woman last September

A terrifying tattoo-covered knifeman has been jailed after threatening a woman with a blade.

Michael Simpson, 40, whose entire face is masked by tribal ink, confronted a passer-by in the Blaenau Gwent town in Ebbw Vale, South Wales.

Cardiff Crown Court heard he brandished the weapon ‘in such a way that there was an immediate risk of serious physical harm’.

He was caught shortly after the attack the 28-year-old stranger in September last year.

Simpson admitted making threats with a blade in a public place and was jailed for a year.

The defendant, of Ebbw Vale, must also pay a victim surcharge after he is released.

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