A man from Arnold who was seen brandishing a knife on a tram has been given a suspended prison sentence.
Simon Abbott, of Heddington Gardens, was seen holding the knife after getting into an altercation with another man who threw a plastic bottle at him on the tram at Waverley Street at around 8pm on May 10, 2019.
CCTV from the tram also confirmed the witness reports.
The 41-year-old admitted possession of a bladed article and was sentenced to six months in prison – suspended for 18 months – at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday 20 December.
He was also ordered to pay a £150 victim surcharge and given a three-month curfew.
PC Craig Grimley, who led the investigation, said: “The incident was witnessed by a number of people and would have been distressing for people going about their business using the tram.
“Possession a knife in public is an offence and we will always seek to put people before the courts for carrying weapons.”