An eight-year-old girl pleaded for her mum to stop brandishing a knife at her neighbours after the womanthreatened to stab them.
Joanne Ireson wielded the kitchen knife outside her home in Cardigan Road, East Reading, at about 8pm on Tuesday, June 16.
The fracas took place after Ireson’s daughter snuck off to play outside on her own and she shouted at her to come back.
But Ireson’s concerned neighbours got “the wrong end of the stick” and called police – causing her to threaten them with the blade.
At Reading Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, August 25, Ireson – of previously good character – admitted one count of possessing the eight-inch knife in a public place and one of using violence and/or threatening behaviour towards neighbour Daniel Thiemert.