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Man jailed for 4 years for terrifying victim for 4 years with knife and fake gun
Miles Conlon armed himself with the knife and an imitation firearm before making his way to the home of his victim in York Road, Northfleet.
He then used a decoy to gain access to the victim's flat, where the terrified 32-year-old was ordered outside and made to get down onto his knees. Conlan then threatened to kill him.
Maidstone Crown Court heard that Conlon, 30, from Fountain Walk, Northfleet, only left when a neighbour came to the rescue of his victim, who was shaken but unharmed.
Conlon was arrested by police a few minutes later still in possession of the knife and imitation gun.
He was charged with possession of an imitation firearm and making threats to kill in York Road at around 4pm on 27 December 2009 and pleaded guilty to both offences on 8 September 2010.
On Wednesday 6 October Conlon was sentenced to four years' imprisonment for his crimes.
Detective Constable Richard Dorey from Kent Police, said: "The sentence imposed reflects the severity of what happened that day. Knives and firearms on the streets of North Kent will not be tolerated and I hope that members of the public are reassured that anyone capable of committing such a crime will be locked up."