Teenager gets jail warning

PUBLISHED: 09:41 21 January 2008 | UPDATED: 08:18 02 June 2010

A TEENAGER found with a lock knife and some dummy ammunition outside The Case pub, in Wisbech, on New Year s Day has been warned that he could be sent to jail. Pub staff called in police after noticing that Daniel Minton appeared to have some ammunition -

A TEENAGER found with a lock knife and some dummy ammunition outside The Case pub, in Wisbech, on New Year's Day has been warned that he could be sent to jail.

Pub staff called in police after noticing that Daniel Minton appeared to have some ammunition - and although that turned out to be legal, the lock knife was found in his pocket.

"You were carrying a lock knife in a public place and that takes you over the custody threshold," Fenland magistrates chairman Jane Melloy told Minton on Wednesday, adjourning sentencing for three weeks. "There is the possibility of a custodial sentence."

Minton, 19, of North Brink, Wisbech, had been drinking that night, and could not remember how he came into possession of the knife or the dummy ammunition, said solicitor Roger Glazebrook.

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