Car­ried knife

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A teenager has avoided a jail term de­spite be­ing caught car­ry­ing a knife in Mother­well town cen­tre.

Eigh­teen-year-old Aaron Pritchard pleaded guilty to hav­ing the blade in Merry Street on Au­gust 23.

Pritchard also ad­mit­ted be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner at Wishaw Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal on the same date by shout­ing, swear­ing and mak­ing threats. The teenager also pleaded guilty to as­sault­ing a po­lice cus­tody and se­cu­rity of­fi­cer by slam­ming his body against his.

At Hamil­ton Sher­iff Court last week, Pritchard was put on a com­mu­nity pay­back order with a su­per­vi­sion re­quire­ment for the next 18 months.

He was also put on a re­stric­tion of lib­erty order. A CPO re­view hear­ing was fixed for De­cem­ber 5.

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