WISBECH: Suspended sentence for teenager who carried lock knife in his trousers

PUBLISHED: 19:08 13 August 2008 | UPDATED: 08:36 02 June 2010

A TEENAGE demolition worker, who had a lock knife in his trouser pocket when he went out for a night in Wisbech, was given a 12-week suspended jail sentence today. Eighteen-year-old William Gilbert had gone out still wearing his work clothes – and police

A TEENAGE demolition worker, who had a lock knife in his trouser pocket when he went out for a night in Wisbech, was given a 12-week suspended jail sentence today.

Eighteen-year-old William Gilbert had gone out still wearing his work clothes - and police found the knife with a three-inch serrated blade in his trouser pocket, when they were called out to a disturbance in the street.

Gilbert normally uses the knife to remove plastic wrapping from pallets of reclaimed bricks, Fenland magistrates were told by solicitor John Clarke today.

"He thinks someone bore him a grudge and pointed him out to police," added Mr Clarke. "He forgot he had it on him, although it is a fearsome object."

Gilbert, of Lynn Road, Wisbech, was ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work and pay £87 costs. The magistrates ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the knife.


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