A MAN was caught on CCTV running into a Nelson street brandishing a knife in broad daylight.

Blackburn magistrates heard the behaviour of Asim Safdar Hussain was part of an ongoing feud between two families.

The court was told the previous day Hussain had been attacked by three men who forced their way into his home.

“The crown can’t say the other side in this dispute are entirely blameless,” said Graeme Tindall, prosecuting.

Hussain, 39, of Railway Street, Nelson, pleaded guilty to possessing a knife in public. He was committed in custody to Burnley Crown Court to be sentenced.

Mr Tindall said police received numerous reports of a disturbance on Railway Street on Tuesday at 3.45pm.

They viewed CCTV which showed a member of the other family drive past the defendant’s home.

He then came out carrying a knife and could be seen jumping up and down in the middle of the road waving the knife around.

Salina Akhtar, defending, said her client said there had been ongoing issues with the other family in particular the driver of the car.

The day before three men had forced entry to his house and assaulted him.

They were not members of the other family and he had no evidence they were attached to that family.

“He had, however, received threats from the other family,” said Miss Akhtar.

“On the day of this incident he had been told they were on their way to his home and he went out with the knife to scare them away.”

Miss Akhtar said the CCTV footage showed the car had stopped just down the road but her client had not approached the vehicle.

“He simply wanted to keep them away from his home,” she added.