A MAN had to be subdued with a police stun gun after wielding knives in an Oxford pub.

Paul Udall had been drinking at the Holly Bush, in Osney Island, when he went into the kitchen and grabbed a pair of blades.

Oxford Crown Court heard yesterday the 25-year-old waved the knives at barman Dutch Harris before putting them to his own throat.

Police had to use a Taser to get Udall under control in the August incident.

Udall, who has two previous convictions for six offences, earlier admitted affray and common assault.

Lucy Tapper, defending, said her client had been drinking heavily and smoking cannabis on the day and did not have a clear recollection of events.

Judge Gordon Risius said: “It appears you now genuinely wish to address your drug and alcohol problems.”

Udall, a father of two, from Burton on Trent, was given a 12-month jail term, suspended for two years, ordered to do 150 hours’ unpaid work, undertake a six-month drug-rehabilitation course and pay £100 compensation and £250 costs.