Portsmouth man had offensive weapon in public place

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A MAN who had a knife on him in public has been spared jail.

Ryan Farmery pleaded guilty to possessing an offensive weapon in St Faith’s Road, Portsmouth, on October 21.

The 22-year-old, from Temple Street, Landport, Portsmouth, was sentenced to six months in prison suspended for 12 months.

Farmery was put under supervision for a year and ordered to take part in 12 sessions of an education, training and employment activity.

He was ordered to pay £80 into a fund for victims of crime at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court. No order for costs was made.