Man is held over knife allegation

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A Wesham man has been remanded in custody charged with a knife offence.

Matthew Birkby, 30, had his application for bail refused by Blackpool Magistrates who sent him for trial at Preston Crown Court.

Birkby, of Garstang Road South, Wesham, will appear at the higher court on March 28.

He is charged with possessing a knife in the road where he lives and putting others in fear that he was going to use the knife in an unlawful manner.