Man had machete in public place and destroyed trousers
10:52am Wed Aug 19, 2015
 
Edward Thompson was sentenced to eight weeks in prison suspended for a year. He was also ordered to have treatment for alcohol and drug dependency.
Edward Thompson was sentenced to eight weeks in prison suspended for a year. He was also ordered to have treatment for alcohol and drug dependency.
A man caught with a 12-inch blade machete in public in Newark has been ordered to have treatment for alcohol and drug dependency by Nottingham magistrates.
Edward Thompson, 35, of Lincoln Road, admitted having the machete in a public place, possession of cannabis and methylamphetamine, destroying a pair of trousers belonging to the police, and resisting a policeman in the execution of his duty.

He was sentenced to eight weeks in prison suspended for a year. He was placed on supervision for a year during which time he must have treatment for alcohol and drugs for six months.

He must take part in rehabilitation for a maximum of 30 days, and must pay £165 costs and £50 compensation.


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