'Foolish' man fined for carrying knife while out drinking on Bridge Street

'Foolish' man fined for carrying knife while out drinking on Bridge Street

'Foolish' man fined for carrying knife while out drinking on Bridge Street

First published in News

A MAN, who was caught carrying a lock knife while out drinking in Warrington town centre, was blasted for his ‘foolish’ behaviour.

Thomas Moore, of Sandy Lane, Orford, was arrested on July 26 after he refused to leave Bridge Street despite being told by police officers on a number of occasions to return home.

But the court heard how the 20-year-old, who has no previous convictions, ignored the repeated warnings from officers and continued to return to the area.

He was later arrested and was found in possession of the knife.

The defence team claimed the knife had been left in his pocket by mistake after he had been using it to open beers earlier in the evening.

Moore pleaded guilty to being in possession of a bladed weapon in a public place and for failing to comply with the direction of a police officer.

Sentencing, District Judge Bridget Knight said: “You have no convictions until now been very foolish indeed. The police gave you a number of chances on that night and you did not take them.”

Moore was handed a 14 week curfew from 7pm to 7am at Halton Magistrates Court on Wednesday, August 13 and must pay £60 victim surcharge and £85 in prosecution costs.

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12:12pm Tue 19 Aug 14

richiepooh says...

There is no reason to carry a knife other than to commit a serious crime...I'd give the B*D 2 years
There is no reason to carry a knife other than to commit a serious crime...I'd give the B*D 2 years richiepooh
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12:45pm Tue 19 Aug 14

tojahejome says...

No preivous convictions just means he has not been caught before. He deserves 2 years for being totally stupid, if he'd have gone home when the police asked him, he would still have not previous convictions so he could have got away with a more serious charge in the future. How do you open been with a lock knife?
No preivous convictions just means he has not been caught before. He deserves 2 years for being totally stupid, if he'd have gone home when the police asked him, he would still have not previous convictions so he could have got away with a more serious charge in the future. How do you open been with a lock knife? tojahejome
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3:03pm Tue 19 Aug 14

cookie1974 says...

Should have got a more severe sentence for carrying it, but let us be thankful that it was never used!
Should have got a more severe sentence for carrying it, but let us be thankful that it was never used! cookie1974
  • Score: 2

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