AN ISLE of Wight man wrapped a metal dog lead around his knuckles and threatened members of the public.

Tyler Peters, of Whitepit Lane, Newport, appeared before Isle of Wight magistrates on Friday, May 31.

The 21-year-old admitted threatening to damage/destroy property, and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, on February 12.

Prosecutor, Munayah Hassan, said police had been called to a report of a male threatening a female with a metal dog lead and a knife.

She said a witness saw Peters kick a dog twice in the head, and when he was confronted, he told members of the public it was none of their business and went inside an address.

Ms Hassan said he soon emerged with a dog lead wrapped around his fist, voicing his intentions to take them all on, 'smash them', and slash all their tyres with a knife.

The court heard it was clear Peters was in a rage, and when police searched his address, they found a knife and a dog lead together.

Bridget O’Hagan, defending, said there was clear provocation.

She said one of the victims threw a punch at Peters, and that was the reason he reacted badly.

Ms O’Hagan said there were three of them, and one of him, and he wrapped the dog lead around his fist in self-defence.

She said he was pumped full of adrenaline and acted completely inappropriately.

Peters saw his case adjourned to July 19 and magistrates ordered that an all-options pre-sentence report be drawn up.

He was granted unconditional bail until that date.