Suspended sentence for man caught with blade
MAGISTRATES spared a man from prison after he was caught with a knife.
John Garratt, 34, of Chichester Road, Portsmouth, admitted having a bladed article, a folding pocket knife, in his own street on February 24.
Portsmouth magistrates imposed a 14-day prison term suspended for 18 months.
He must pay a Â£115 victim surcharge with Â£85 prosecution costs.
Magistrates ordered the knife must be forfeited and destroyed.
Garratt must complete 25 days of rehabilitation activities.