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A man who was found in possession of knives after forcing his way into a city centre bar has been jailed.

Mohammed Diabate also caused damage to his neighbour’s window after being released on bail following the incident at Revolution Bar in Leeds.

Leeds Crown Court heard Diabate, 34, was refused entry to the bar on September 11 as he was known to door staff from a previous incident.

Diabate then went into the rear of a neighbouring bar and climbed a fence into the smoking area of Revolution..

Door staff challenged Diabete when they spotted him and there was a struggle.

Police were called after a six-inch kitchen knife fell from his back pocket.

He was taken to a police station and also found in possession of a lock knife.

While on bail he threatened his neighbours on Cross Green Avenue, Cross Green, Leeds, and smashed a window.

Diabete pleaded guilty to two offences of possession of a bladed article and one of criminal damage.

Diabete, originally from the Ivory Coast, has 34 previous convictions, mainly for public order offences.

Kenton Sergeant, mitigating, said Diabate had a problem with alcohol and he offended when heavily drunk.

He added that Diabate suffered from post traumatic stress disorder as a result of politically motivated violence he had suffered in his home country.

Mr Sergeant said Diabate carried weapons as he felt scared.

Diabate was jailed for eight months.

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