Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Man had knife in public to butter his cheese

A homeless man has been given a suspended jail sentence after he was found in possession of a knife. Alan Aageson, of no fixed abode, appeared at North Devon Magistrates' Court on Friday.

The 54-year-old pleaded guilty to the possession of a black handled steal knife in Barnstaple, Devon. The court heard police had been called on September 17 following reports of a man banging on windows.

When police began to search Aageson, who they believed was in the area to buy drugs, he told officers he had a knife in his bag. He was unrepresented in court and told magistrates he was homeless and used the knife to butter his cheese.

Aageson added that he would never use it to do any harm to another person. He was sentenced to 10 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months and was ordered to pay a total of £260 in court costs.


Barbwire said...

"steal" knife? Unintentional double entendre?

arbroath said...

I wondered about that, Barbwire.

I wasn't sure if it was supposed to be steak knife or steel knife.

After finding another source for the story in an attempt to clarify, the website crashed my computer, so I just left it as it was.