A HOMELESS man has admitted possessing a knife in public at Workington during the early hours of Easter Sunday.
Philip Kyte, 30, appeared at North and West Cumbria Magistrates’ Court in Carlisle this morning (MON).
Thirty-year-old Kyte pleaded guilty to the possession of a bladed article in a public place, at Workington’s Campbell Savours Way, on April 21.
Magistrates heard the knife, which had a five-inch blade, was found on him following a town centre stop and search by police at 4-30am.
The offence was said to have been committed less than a fortnight after Kyte’s release from custody for a previous knife possession crime.
He had admitted the latest offence to police, saying he had the blade – which was not used to threaten – for “protection”. The court heard he had a “worrying number of (previous) convictions for identical offences”.
Kyte, of no fixed address, is due to be sentenced by a judge at the crown court on May 27.
In the meantime he was remanded in custody by magistrates.