Man caught with weapons

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A SELSTON man has been warned he could be locked up after being caught in the street with a variety of weapons.

Police on patrol on Nottingham Road, Alfreton, at 1am on 19th July noticed three men hide their faces as they drove past.

“They considered this was suspicious and they turned the car around and all three ran away,” prosecutor Louise Winter told Chesterfield magistrates last Wednesday.

Officers chased after the trio and 20-year-old Stuart Marshall was caught in nearby North Street and searched.

Ms Winter said that during the search an imitation, self-loading handgun, a knife with a 12-inch blade, a lock-knife and two socks each containing three golf balls were seized by officers.

Marshall, of Chatsworth Avenue, was arrested and made no comment during a police interview.

He admitted charges of possessing offensive weapons.

The court was told he had no previous convictions.

Presiding magistrate David Sobcjak said the case was beyond the local justices’ sentencing powers and committed Marshall to be dealt with by a judge at Derby Crown Court on 19th August.

A probation service report looking into all sentencing options, including custody, was ordered.

Marshall was granted bail with an 8pm-8am curfew condition.