Suspended sentence for man caught with blade

MAGISTRATES spared a man from prison after he was caught with a knife.

Monday, 23rd July 2018, 6:26 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd July 2018, 6:34 pm

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 £115 victim surcharge with £85 prosecution costs.

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Magistrates ordered the knife must be forfeited and destroyed.

Garratt must complete 25 days of rehabilitation activities.