Dad found with knife and cocaine

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

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A FATHER-of-three who was seen acting suspiciously in Blackpool was found with drugs and a knife.

Philip Towey, unemployed, of Lee Farm Road, Leeds, admitted possession of cocaine and an offensive weapon.

The 43-year-old was sentenced to do 40 hours’ unpaid work for the community and ordered to pay £85 costs and £60 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates

John Abbott, prosecuting, said at about 8pm on February 2, CCTV operators reported a man acting suspiciously on Central Drive.

Police identified Towey from a description and found five snap bags of cocaine and a one-inch locking knife in his possession.

Towey had previous convictions for drug possession.

The defence said Towey, who had pleaded guilty at the first opportunity, had come to the resort to celebrate his eighth wedding anniversary.

Magistrates ordered the destruction of the knife and drugs.

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