Man found with knife near death street

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A MAN told police he was carrying round a knife because a person had been killed down the alleyway leading to his flat.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said that officers went to Church Street, Blackpool after a member of the public said they had seen a man with a knife outside the Blue Room pub.

Police discovered Luke Kent, 33, of Regent Road, Blackpool and discovered the lock knife in one of his pockets.

The prosecutor said Kent had told police he had the knife because of the death of a man near his home.

He had bought the knife some time ago and regarded it as one of his possessions like his keys.

Michael Woosnam, prosecuting, said that his client had no idea that the knife was illegal and had not threatened anyone with it.

He added: “There was an ongoing murder inquiry at time but my client denies saying to police that was the reason for having the knife.”

Kent admitted having a bladed knife in a public area.

Blackpool Magistrates adjourned sentence until January 8 for probation reports on Kent to be prepared.

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