A PROLIFIC offender escaped spending Christmas in jail after a judge gave him a ‘last chance’.

Runcorn dad Daniel See, aged 21, of Cherry Tree Avenue, has 44 convictions for 80 offences, Warrington Crown Court heard yesterday.

He admitted being in possession of a knife at 12.30pm, near his home, on June 16, this year.

Judge David Hale gave him a six month prison sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered him to complete a supervision order.

He told him: “I’m giving you your last chance. Don’t think this is a soft option.

“You may think to yourself you wish you were going to prison. This is harder.

“You must make an effort to amend your ways, not get out of control and lose your temper.

“If you commit any offence in the next 12 months, it will trigger this suspended sentence.”

Speaking from the dock, See told the Judge: “I know I’ve been given a chance. I can show everyone, my family, my girlfriend and my daughter that I can change.”

Rebecca Smith, prosecuting, said See left a pub in Cherry Tree Avenue, and was seen by a passer-by arguing with a woman.

She said: “He threw a bike towards her. The man spoke to her to see if she was alright and the defendant stood on a wall ranting and raving.

“He said: ‘I’m going to kill you’.”

See then produced a knife in his right hand, pointing it downwards.

Sarah Griffin, defending, said her client recognises he has a problem with aggression and wants to be helped by the probation service.