A MAN has been spared an immediate prison sentences after admitting affray and possessing a screwdriver.

Daniel John Gomez was alleged to have committed the public order offence and having the offensive weapon in Bournemouth on December 30, 2020.

Gomez, aged 36 and of Wootton Gardens, Bournemouth, changed his plea to guilty at a Poole Magistrates' Court hearing on October 28 last year.

Appearing at the same court for sentencing on January 5, the defendant was committed to prison for 12 weeks, suspended for 12 months.

This included a requirement to carry out up to 30 days of rehabilitation activity requirement.

Gomez was also ordered to pay a total of £300 compensation and £300 costs.

Court papers said the defendant had the screwdriver in a public part of St Peter's Road.

It was ordered that the screwdriver be forfeited and destroyed.

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