A Stonehouse man went out into a street armed with three kitchen knives in ‘bizarre’ circumstances, a judge heard last week.

Recorder Rosie Collins said the behaviour of 23-year-old Jayjay Brooks-Olpin in April this year in Belgrove Terrace, Gloucester, was ‘an extreme reaction.’

Brooks-Olpin admitted assaulting Jessica Hailes, causing her actual bodily harm, and being in possession of three kitchen knives.

The judge heard the smallest was five inches long, with the longest being eight inches.

Brooks-Olpin denied causing an affray during the incident and prosecutor Janine Wood said that plea was acceptable.

His defence lawyer, Jason Coulter said: “He is a young man of no previous convictions. He has mental health problems.

“He is medicated and under care of mental health workers.”

The barrister suggested adjourning the case for a pre-sentence report so medical information could be obtained.

“You will have seen the bizarre circumstances,” Mr Coulter said.

Recorder Collins noted it was: “An extreme reaction.”

“Yes,” Mr Coulter replied, “a reaction to what was happening outside. He went outside with the knives in a block. He concedes he removed them and caused alarm.”

The case was adjourned until October 25 for sentencing.