Prosecutor Lee Harris said Bent was "wild with rage" when officers found him in his apartment. Bent called the police on September 13 to tell them that there were intruders in his house. The only thing police claim to have found in his apartment, however, was a small amount of cocaine.
The 37-year-old former Ipswitch, Carlton, and Everton striker had previously pled guilty for possession of cocaine, stemming from the same incident, when the court decided not to charge Bent with possession of bladed articles—the cleaver and a kitchen knife.
Bent also alleged that the police tasered him.