Man had knuckleduster and knife by school

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court

A man telephoned police to tell them he was carrying weapons and that he was opposite a school on Devonshire Road.

David Wallace, 33, of Meyler Avenue, Layton, pleaded guilty to possessing a knuckleduster as an offensive weapon, having cannabis and failing to answer bail and attend court. He was bailed for pre-sentence reports by Blackpool magistrates.

Prosecutor. Pam Smith, said Wallace phoned police, said he was opposite a school, carrying a knuckleduster and knife and that he wanted to be sectioned under the Mental Health Act on September 19 at 7.30am.

Officers went to the scene where Wallace had a knuckleduster clutched in his hand.

He said he had thrown the knife away.

Defence lawyer, Peter Manning, asked for pre-sentence reports on his client.