A teenager who has committed 50 offences since the age of 10 has been locked up for 18 months after brandishing a knife at an innocent couple as he stood on their garden wall.
Luke Jenkinson, 18, pleaded guilty to affray after the incident in Station Road, Bamber Bridge, along with another teen Jordan Yates, 18.
The couple were at home and heard shouting outside.
At around midnight they became concerned about their car which was parked outside and went to investigate.
Jenkinson, of De Lacy Street, Ashton-on-Ribble and Yates, of Elliot Street, Plungington, hurled a torrent of verbal abuse at the man.
Jenkinson then climbed on top of the six foot garden wall and produced a 12 inch bread knife.
As he waved it, he shouted “I’m going to cut you up, one by one. One by one I will kill you all.”
The man retreated to the kitchen and picked up a spade, terrified for his and his wife’s safety.
The other man, Jordan Yates, 18 threw a stone at the man during the course of the incident.
Recorder Anthony Cross QC, sentencing, told Jenkinson: “You have been committing offences since you were 10 years old. Your record is said to contain 50 different convictions. You have appeared at various courts on at least 27 occasions to be sentenced.
“I have to sentence you not for your record but but for what went on that evening.
“Your part in this offending was by far the most serious. Your co-accused’s conduct is incomparable to you.”
He sentenced Jenkinson to 18 months in a young offenders institution.
Yates was handed a six month sentence suspended for 12 months with 12 months supervision.