Man accused of knife offence near Brislington park ordered to stay away from area

The 37-year-old has been charged with threatening a person(s) with a knife

A man accused of threatening at least one person with a knife near a park in Brislington has been told to stay away from the area.

Marcus Dawes, 37, from Bedminster, appeared at Bristol Magistrates’ Court this week over the alleged incident in Whitmore Avenue, near Eastwood Park, on April 26, at around 7.30pm.

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He is charged with threatening a person(s) with a knife.

Magistrates released the man on bail with a condition not to return to the Brislington area pending a hearing at Bristol Crown Court on Friday, May 27.

The man was seen with the knife in Whitmore Avenue in Brislington

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

A spokesperson said: “We’d like to thank local residents who have already spoken to us and provided us with statement about what happened.

“Anyone who hasn’t yet spoken to us who has information which could help our inquiry is asked to call 101 giving the call handler the reference 5222098774.”