Portsmouth man with weapon spared jail

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A MAN caught with an air weapon has been spared jail.

Gerard Molloy admitted having the weapon on June 5 in Southsea and to failing to surrender to custody.

The 34-year-old admitted breaching a conditional 

He was sentenced to 90 in jail suspended for 18 months and put under supervision for 18 months.

Molloy, of Waverley Road, Southsea, was ordered to take part in a 20-session Thinking Skills Programme. The air weapon is to be destroyed.