‘Be­come Mus­lim or I’ll stab you’

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A BOYFRIEND who warned he was go­ing to at­tack his preg­nant part­ner with a knife if she didn’t con­vert to Is­lam is fac­ing jail.

Kuldeep Chail, 47, made the claim to a passer-by as he bran­dished the blade at a bus stop.

He in­sisted he’d use the weapon on his part­ner if she did not switch to the Mus­lim faith.

Chail, from Il­ford, east Lon­don, pleaded guilty to pos­sess­ing a knife in pub­lic at Snares­brook Crown Court.

Judge Nigel Peters QC said: “It is very se­ri­ous if you walk through the street with a knife.

“The court will have to con­sider whether this passes the cus­to­dial thresh­old be­cause car­ry­ing a knife in the street, al­beit a Stan­ley knife and not a weapon per se, is still out­lawed.”

Sen­tenc­ing was ad­journed un­til Septem­ber 14 for re­ports.

Chail was spot­ted with the blade on Il­ford Hill on April 24 this year.

Kerry Moore, de­fend­ing, said Chail was an al­co­holic and drunk at the time of the in­ci­dent, which he de­scribed as “an in­ap­pro­pri­ate prank”.

“The de­fen­dant is not seek­ing to put for­ward a good rea­son at all for this,” he added.

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