A Rhyl man who threatened a woman with a knife in the town centre has been sent to prison for 16 months.

Owen Hunt brandished a kitchen knife at Molly Watkin on Bodfor Road in Rhyl town centre and threatened to “shank” her, Mold Crown Court heard.

Ms Watkin was out with her partner at the time and while they were arguing Hunt appeared behind them and said: “Don’t speak to your partner like that”.

Hunt then became embroiled with a doorman nearby and had to be held back by his pal Joseph Moores. But when police were called he threw his shirt at an officer’s head.

Hunt, aged 21, of Palace Avenue, Rhyl admitted threatening Molly Watkin with a knife on July 13 this year as well as assaulting a police officer on the same night.

Sarah Yates, defending, said: “He was highly intoxicated and can’t remember anything. He has been in custody since he was arrested on July 3 and is remorseful.

“He suffers from ADHD and depression.”

But Judge David Hale told Hunt: “You have got a history of being difficult with the police and getting drunk.

“Why take a knife out with you?”

He also ordered Hunt pay a victim surcharge of £140 and that the knife was destroyed.

Moores, 24, of South Avenue, Rhyl admitted having a bladed article in Wellington Road, Rhyl on the same night and was sentenced to four weeks in prison.