Man who threatened woman with meat cleaver hours after being released from prison is jailed again

James Fitt, of no fixed abode, has been jailed again after he threatened a woman with a meat cleaver just hours after...

James Fitt, of no fixed abode, has been jailed again after he threatened a woman with a meat cleaver just hours after being released from prison. Picture: POLICE - Credit: Archant

A man who threatened a woman with a meat cleaver just hours after being released from prison has been jailed again.

James Fitt, of no fixed abode, has been jailed again after he threatened a woman with a meat cleaver just hours after...

James Fitt, of no fixed abode, has been jailed again after he threatened a woman with a meat cleaver just hours after being released from prison. Picture: POLICE - Credit: Archant

James Fitt, 31, of no fixed abode, made his way to his former partner’s home in Trumpington after being released from prison on 14 September.

He took a meat cleaver from the kitchen and a plank of wood and when the victim arrived home he approached her with it outside the house.

Police were called and 31-year-old Fitt attempted to make off through the property and over a garden fence but was found shortly after hiding in a car park.

James Fitt, of no fixed abode, has been jailed again after he threatened a woman with a meat cleaver just hours after...

James Fitt, of no fixed abode, has been jailed again after he threatened a woman with a meat cleaver just hours after being released from prison. Picture: POLICE - Credit: Archant

CCTV footage from neighbouring properties captured the incident and at Peterborough Crown Court he pleaded guilty to threatening a person with a blade in a public place.

He was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Thursday (12 November).

Detective Constable Jess Day said: “I hope the sentence handed to Fitt will show those who carry knives that they will go to prison if they are caught. We’re working to tackle knife-related violence across the county.”

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