‘Drunk’ pub chef ‘lunged at car with 12-inch knife’

By Daniel Woolfson

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'Intoxicated' pub chef: prosecution said he showed remorse
'Intoxicated' pub chef: prosecution said he showed remorse

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A drunk pub chef brandished a knife at a car and was tasered by firearms police, a court was told. 

Chef Kyle Duff drank whiskey and beer before quitting his job and “lunging” at a vehicle in the street, Teesside newspaper Gazette Live ​reported this morning (2 August).

Tasered

The prosecution reportedly claimed Duff was “so intoxicated he remembers little besides being in the back of a police van” after being tasered by armed police and taken to hospital.

Duff was slapped with a suspended 12-month jail sentence after Teesside Crown Court was told of his “serious” problem with alcohol.

Problem

Duff’s solicitor is reported to have told the court Duff “accepted he had a problem” and that he had demonstrated remorse for any fear he had caused members of the public.

The solicitor reportedly stressed Duff needed treatment rather than jail.

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