A judge has adjourned the sentence on a man whose threatened his neighbours in a quiet Dartmoor village.

Armed police were called to Lustleigh last month after Wayne Robinson threatened to use a weapon during an argument in the village.

Robinson, aged 54, of Parkfield, Lustleigh, has admitted affray and will be sentenced at Exeter Crown Court next month.

The Crown Prosecution Service have decided not to pursue more serious allegations of attempting to inflict grievous bodily harm on Stuart James and threatening to kill Olivia Cunningham and Jamie Pratt.

All the charges arose from an incident in Parkfield in Lustleigh on October 16 which led to a police armed response unit being called to the picture postcard village.

Mr Andrew Macfarlane, prosecuting, said the prosecution will be seeking restraining orders which will prevent Robinson from contacting one or more of the complainants.

Mr William Parkhill, defending, said the probation service have asked for four weeks to prepare a report because there may be issues of alcohol misuse and mental health.

Judge Robert Linford adjourned the case until December 21 and renewed Robinson’s bail.