A 26-year-old man who pointed a knife at the bouncers of a nightclub narrowly avoided jail.

Elijah Adeoye, of Bury Street, London, admitted possessing a weapon at the Bridge nightclub in Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford, on July 3 last year.

The student and chef also admitted threatening behaviour when he appeared at Oxford Crown Court on Friday.

Judge Mary Jane Mowat gave Adeoye a six-month sentence suspended for 12 months.