A PENSIONER is to receive mental health treatment after he threatened a neighbour with a knife.

Clive Gooky, who suffers from bi-polar disorder, is intolerant of noise and can be aggressive especially after drinking, lost his temper with Louise Holman.

The incident happened when she passed him outside his flat to reach the block’s communal door. She heard him shout and saw the 68- year-old brandishing a blade.

Prosecutor Paul Fairley told Southampton Crown Court he then moved to within seven metres of her.

As she called the police he formed the shape of a gun with his fingers at her and another woman resident, who had heard the row.

On arrest, Gooky said he had issues with Ms Holman because of noise in her flat and he took out the knife to scare her but would not have used it. He admitted he had drunk nine or ten rums.

Gooky, of North Front, Southampton, admitted using threatening words or behaviour and possessing a bladed article. He was placed on supervision for nine months and ordered to take part in six months of mental health treatment.