A MAN has been found not guilty of possessing a knife in public.

Oakley Coyle, also known as Oakley Luckham, denied having a Stanley knife in Poole on February 8.

The 19-year-old, of Lanark Close, Poole, stood trial at Bournemouth Crown Court this week.

Following deliberations, the jury returned a not guilty verdict on the morning of Friday, October 15.

On the first day of the trial, Wednesday, October 13, Coyle pleaded guilty to a charge of robbery of a 14-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, on February 8.

A sentencing hearing for this offence was set for November 5 at the same court by Judge Brian Forster QC. The defendant was remanded in custody.

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