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Drug user who took axe into Telford McDonald's and left sinister note was 'scared' of being beaten up

A drug user who carried an axe into a McDonald's and left behind a sinister note on a napkin had the weapon because he "had been beaten up a lot in the past".

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McDonald's in School Road, Donnington, Telford. Picture: Google

Tyrone Murray, aged 30, went to the fast food restaurant in School Road, Donnington, Telford in the early hours of the morning on May 6 this year.

Telford Magistrates Court heard that servers raised the alarm with police they were handed a napkin with a note that read "drugs and axe".

Officers attended and observed Murray on the restaurant's CCTV with a black and yellow handle sticking out of his trouser pocket.

They tracked him down and he had the axe in his possession. Police arrested him.

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