A JILTED romantic found in the city centre with a knife saying he wanted to stab someone has been jailed.

Denish Mistry, 40, of Sunbridge Road, was spotted by a woman wandering around Bradford city centre at 12.15am on July 7.

He said to her: “I’m going to stab some c**t,” and had a knife in his waistband.

The woman took the knife off Mistry and rang police, and he was duly arrested.

Bradford Crown Court heard last December he was sentenced for criminal damage after smashing up a shop in the Kirkgate shopping centre in Bradford after declaring his love for a woman who worked there, which was no reciprocated.

He was then described as "going crazy" smashing bottles of perfume and damaging parts of the shop.

He was also previously given a community order for carrying a knife in 2016.

In his mitigation, the court was told Mistry had been married for 17 years and led a successful life, but in 2017 met a woman who he formed a "toxic relationship" with, in which drink and drugs were involved.

This was the woman who he had professed his love to at the Kirkgate. An altercation with the woman had also left him blind in one eye, the court was told.

Sentencing the diminutive and bald Mistry to 40 weeks in prison, Judge David Hatton QC said there was a “unrealistic chance of rehabilitation” and he could not ignore past convictions.

He said: "This is not the first time you have committed such an offence and I cannot ignore that.

"I cannot suspend this sentence given your history and there is an unrealistic chance of rehabilitation."

He was sentence to 32 weeks for possession a knife in public, and eight weeks consecutive for breaching a previous community order.