A MAN has received a suspended sentence for having a knife at a bus station.

Lee David Hughes, aged 37, allegedly had a kitchen knife at Boscombe bus station in Ashley Road on January 18.

He was also accused of failing to surrender at Poole Magistrates’ Court on February 16, having been released on bail at Bournemouth Police Station the day after the bladed article matter.

Appearing in court at Poole on May 18, Hughes was sentenced having pleaded guilty to possession of a knife in a public place and failing to surrender.

Magistrates committed the defendant, of Hawkwood Road, Bournemouth, to prison for 12 weeks, suspended for 12 months. The reason for a custodial sentence was due to it being his second knife offence, court papers stated.

The suspended sentence included a requirement to take part in up to 30 days of rehabilitation activity, while Hughes was ordered to pay a £128 surcharge.

It was ordered the knife be forfeited and destroyed.

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