Ranting knife thug jailed

A THUG who shouted abuse and threatened bar staff with a knife has been jailed for 12 months.

Tommy Hood, 26, lost the plot after being refused a drink at Benson’s Bar in Edinburgh’s Dalry Road on July 17, 2011.

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The city’s sheriff court heard how Hood was drunk when workers knocked him back for one last drink at closing time.

He then launched a foul-mouthed tirade at a barmaid before flashing a blade at her.

Hood pleaded guilty to knife possession and breach of the peace charges on Tuesday.