Knife youth faces prison

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A TEENAGER who threatened to slash a group of terrified householders has been warned to expect a jail sentence.

Brendan Martin, 19, was caught carrying a blade in Andrew Dodds Avenue, Mayfield, Midlothian, on June 27.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard yesterday how Martin had earlier threatened a number of residents in the street with the weapon.

Martin pleaded guilty to breach of the peace and knife possession charges. Sentence was deferred until September 7.