A man who barged into another family's caravan at a Weymouth holiday park whilst wielding kitchen knives has pleaded guilty in court.

Stephen Arnold, 61, pleaded guilty in Weymouth Magistrates Court to wounding or inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent, criminal damage to property and two counts of possessing a knife blade in a public place.

The magistrates court, chaired by Louise Dutton, heard that the incident occurred at the Waterside Holiday Park in Weymouth on August 7, 2023.

Elizabeth Valera, prosecuting, said that Arnold had been renting a caravan at the holiday park and had become intoxicated, adding that the incident had been 'for no reason at all'.

Firstly, he had damaged his caravan including a light fitting outside whilst others in the park tried to talk to him to get him to stop.

He then took two large kitchen knives and went to the caravan next to him and started banging on the door.

When the occupant Jason Tunnicliffe answered the door Arnold pushed his way into the caravan.

Mr Tunnicliffe - who was in the caravan with his wife Jane Tunnicliffe and two children - attempted to stop Arnold from entering by pushing him out. Mr Tunnicliffe sustained cuts to his hand in doing so. The court was shown images of the injuries.

Lee Christmas, appearing for Arnold, said that the defendant did not have any convictions prior.

Arnold will next appear in Bournemouth Crown Court for sentencing on March 1.

Stephen Arnold of Luxfield Road, Warminster, south-west Wiltshire was granted conditional bail. The conditions are not to enter Manor Lane in Wedmore, or Waterside Holiday Park in Weymouth or to contact Jason Tunnicliffe and Jane Tunnicliffe.