A MAN released on parole after serving time for a knife crime was rushed back to jail after threatening his girlfriend with a kitchen blade in her Hounslow flat.

Homeless and jobless Darrel Taylor,23, was on licence from a four-year sentence for wounding when he barged into his girlfriend's home at Claud Duvall House, Wellington Road, on March 24.

He grabbed a knife from the kitchen and threatened Emma Humphreys, who locked herself in the bathroom and called police,Isleworth Crown Court was told last Wednesday.

"When challenged by the officers he waved the knife at them and threatened them. He eventually dropped it when told to but continued to be aggressive, assuming a boxing stance," said prosecuting solicitor Andrew Chatterton.

"They tried to disable him with a CS gas spray but it missed him. It took several officers to arrest him."

In the dock Taylor admitted charges of affray,threatening violence and common assault.

When Judge Andrew McDowall heard of his criminal record he decided that Taylor should be assessed for 'dangerousness'.

He was jailed for four years in May 2005 and has now been recalled to prison to serve the rest of the sentence.

Taylor's counsel, Tim Williams, said all his client's offending was caused by drink and he now realised that he should not drink at all.

"He wants to address the problem," he added. "He wants to apologise to all involved."

Taylor will return to court for sentencing in May. If he is found to be a danger to the public he could be jailed indefinitely.