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Man remanded in prison over sword threats to neighbours 

A man has admitted arming himself with a Samurai-style sword during violent clashes with his Black Country neighbours.

West Midlands Police officers, including a firearms unit, attended Cinder Bank in Netherton on Sunday morning following several reports of a fight involving six men.

They arrived to find a window at one address smashed and one man with cuts to his hands.

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Mark Davies, from Cinder Bank, was arrested and later charged with affray, possessing an offensive weapon and making threats with a bladed article in public.

The 40-year-old appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court on Monday morning where he was remanded into prison; he is due to be sentenced on 8 July. 

West Midlands Police Detective Sergeant Steve Green, said: “All six men were detained at the scene but our enquiries pointed to Davies as being the instigator of the disorder having armed himself with a weapon − and the others had reacted in self-defence.

“One man suffered cuts to his hands but thankfully no-one was seriously hurt."

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