A MAN who had a knife, cocaine, heroin and herbal cannabis in Bournemouth Square has been jailed.

Mark Callum McElwee, 48, was put behind bars at Poole Magistrates' Court after he admitted a series of offences.

McElwee, of no fixed abode, had a knife with a 11.5cm blade in the town centre on April 27.

The court heard that he also had the class A and class B drugs in his possession.

At a hearing on April 28, magistrates committed him to prison for 16 weeks for having the knife and the drugs, which were to be forfeited and destroyed.

He was handed a further four weeks behind bars for breaching a suspended sentence order issued by East London Magistrates' Court in June last year.

This related to him having a folding lock knife in the capital on June 4, 2020.


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