Byker man jailed for carrying kitchen knife in public place
A man has been jailed for six months for carrying a knife in a public place.
Christopher Morrison, of Shields Road, Byker, pleaded guilty to possession of a bladed article in public and was sentenced at Newcastle Magistrates' Court on Monday 16 January.
The court heard that on Saturday 14 January, officers spotted Morrison snorting a white substance from a bollard outside Newcastle Central station and carried out a stop and search.
When asked if he was carrying anything that could potentially harm the officers, the 22-year-old admitted he was carrying a blade in his front pocket for protection. Officers then took the kitchen knife from him.
Investigating officer PC Chris Abbott said: "There is no excuse for carrying what can be a lethal weapon in a public place.
"We are pleased that this arrest means another knife off the streets and potentially lives saved as a result."
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