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Man with flick knife free to go

COURT TODAY BLOCKA man who was found with a flick knife in his possession earlier this week was reprimanded and discharged when he reappeared for sentencing in a Bridgetown court today.

Akil Jabari Mason of Lightfoot Lane, the City had pleaded guilty before acting Magistrate Elwood Watts in the District ‘A’ Traffic Court on Wednesday to having the offensive weapon in a public place.

It was found by police who searched Mason on Suttle Street, City on July 27.   

The 26-year-old explained to the court that the knife was one of the tools of his trade since he works as a linesman. “I can’t work without it,” he said. “I was on my way to the landlord.”

Sentencing was postponed until today so that acting Magistrate Watts could view the knife. After doing so, Watts determined that “the knife looks like what he says it is.”

It was returned to Mason and he was told he was free to go.   

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