A Mansfield man who walked into a police station to answer bail with a knife in his pocket has been given a nine-month community order.
Lee Colley (46) of Bishop Street, was re-arrested immediately, interviewed and charged with possessing a bladed article.
He had walked through reception and the secure doors at Mansfield’s station on Great Central Road before pulling the lock-knife out of his pocket and handing it over.
He said he had used the knife to pick open a mobile phone at home and put it in his pocket by accident.
Defending Chris Perry said his client should have been given credit for not trying to hide the knife or leave the building to dispose of it.
He was told to pay £40 costs and a £60 surcharge.