DRUNK OUT COLD AND OUT OF GOLD

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A DRUNK found slumped at a rail­way sta­tion plat­form has been jailed af­ter pock­et­ing a knuckle duster he told po­lice he thought was a lump of GOLD.

Scott Humphreys, 28, was handed a 26-week sen­tence at Portsmouth Crown Court af­ter he ad­mit­ted hav­ing an of­fen­sive weapon.

Wor­ried pas­sen­gers called Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice to Cosham’s rail sta­tion af­ter spot­ting Humphreys with the gold-coloured knuckle duster.

Pros­e­cu­tor An­thony Bai­ley said: “He thought it was gold and had it in his pocket for safe­keep­ing and took it home.

“When he ex­am­ined it he hadn’t seen any­thing like that be­fore but re­alised it wasn’t gold and couldn’t sell it.

“Po­lice found him crouched on the floor on the plat­form, clearly un­der the in­flu­ence of drink.

“They searched him and lo­cated a gold knuckle duster in the right hand jacket pocket.”

The court heard Humphreys had been drink­ing while trav­el­ling from his home in Leigh Park, Hants, to Cosham.

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