A MAN jailed last month for attempting to take the law into his own hands, has now had his sentence cut by almost two months.

Durham Crown Court heard Michael James Britton sought retribution with someone he believed had been harassing a relative.

Having drunk ten pints of cider, armed with a kitchen knife, he went to the home of the man he thought was responsible for the harassment, in Sunnybrow, near Willington, at 2.30am on May 18, but was detained.

Britton, 51, of Norwich Gardens, Willington, was cleared of aggravated burglary at trial, but admitted affray and possessing a bladed article, and was jailed for 18 months.

During a brief hearing back at the court the sentence was cut by 59 days to reflect the time spent on electronically-monitored tag by the defendant, on remand, prior to trial.