Man jailed for second offence of having a knife in public at Hastings

A 21 year old homeless man has been jailed for his second offence of possessing a knife in a public place according to a court document.

Scales of justice
Scales of justice

Shane Crowhurst, 21, of no fixed address, indicated a plea of guilty to being in possession of an offensive weapon (a Stanley knife) in a public place at George Street, in Hastings Old Town, on January 7.

He was sentenced to four months in prison.

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Magistrates said the reason for the custodial sentence was that it was his second offence involving a knife.