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Ryhall man Glen Graham is jailed after being stopped in Peterborough carrying two broken bottles

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A man stopped by police with two broken glass bottles on him has been jailed for 21 weeks.

Glen Graham, 34, appeared before Peterborough Magistrates’ Court in custody on Monday.

He had previously denied two charges of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place but this week changed his plea.

Peterborough Magistrates' Court. Photo: Google
Peterborough Magistrates' Court. Photo: Google

Prosecutor Mark Milkovics said the two bottles were found on Graham when police went to speak to him in Lincoln Road, Peterborough, on August 5.

“Police interviewed him about unrelated matters. There’s no allegation that he produced the bottles,” said Mr Milkovics. “They were in his coat pocket.

“He’s alleged to have been difficult with the officers and one of them saw a broken bottle sticking out of his coat pocket.

“He said someone was going to stab him. He didn’t provide any details about when or who it was.”

Graham, who had two previous convictions for possession of a bladed article, was not represented at the hearing.

In mitigation, he said: “I was in a bit of trouble. I did smash the bottles.

“I went to put them in the bin but I did have them for defence. I’ve never stabbed anyone or been violent to anyone.”

For each of the two offences, Graham, of Meadow Lane, Ryhall, was given 21 weeks’ custody, to run concurrently.

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