Man threatened police officer with sword from the Battle of Waterloo

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Attacker followed his victim for a mile before assault in city alleyway

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A MAN threatened a police officer with an antique sword from the Battle of Waterloo.

Stephen Huckle, 63, of Kendal Close, Waterlooville, brandished the sword at a police constable during an incident in Waterlooville.

Portsmouth magistrates ordered the sword be forfeited but not destroyed as it is an antique.

The court heard the incident stopped only when a Taser was deployed by officers but not actually used.

Huckle was given a 12-week prison sentence suspended for a year and told to pay £85 costs 
and an £85 victim surcharge.

He was given a 12-month supervision requirement with a six-month alcohol treatment requirement.

*This year is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, from which Waterlooville got its name thanks to returning soldiers who stopped there for rest.