TWO men had a knife fight in broad daylight in the middle of Keighley regarding a vehicle debt, Bradford Crown Court heard today.

Father-of-six, Majid Iqbal, was wounded in the arm and his opponent, Zahid Hussain, cut on the shoulder during the violence at 4pm in Bradford Road.

Iqbal, 40, of Devonshire Street West in, Keighley, pleaded guilty to threatening with an offensive weapon in public and was sentenced to five months' imprisonment, suspended for two years, with 120 hours of unpaid work.

Mr Hussain was not prosecuted, the court was told.

Prosecutor, Conor Quinn, said the men arranged to meet on May 24 and both were armed with knives.

It was stated Mr Hussain produced his weapon first and the two fought in front of members of the public. The police were quickly on the scene and Iqbal threw away a kitchen knife from his back pocket.

Jonathan Turner said in mitigation that Iqbal knew Mr Hussain habitually carried a knife, so he brought one as well. The incident took place in a side street and lasted only seconds.

Both men were treated in hospital for their wounds.

Recorder Ray Singh said: "Two grown men on the streets of this city brandishing knives is a recipe for disaster."

But he added it would be unjust to jail Iqbal when he had no previous convictions and Mr Hussain had not been prosecuted.