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Man jailed for possession of knife at Carlisle railway station

Carlisle Station

[A] MAN caught carrying a knife at Carlisle railway station has been jailed for six months.

Police stopped Andrew Paul Hall on January 18 after a description was circulated in relation to an earlier alleged incident in Penrith.

As 35-year-old Hall was searched, he appeared to “fumble” with an item in his jeans pocket. He removed that item, which was a lock knife.

At Carlisle Crown Court today (TUES), Hall was sentenced having pleaded guilty to the possession of a bladed article in a public place.

Judge Peter Hughes QC heard Hall had 105 offences on his record, including two previous blade possession crimes committed on another occasion in Penrith town centre. His latest illegal act triggered a minimum six-month prison sentence for repeat offending.

Judge Hughes imposed that term, and told Hall, of Cant Crescent, Carlisle, the courts would take a “stern view of anybody who is found to be carrying a knife inappropriately”.

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