Pilling man had a knife in Bilsborrow

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A man who was found in possession of a combat knife has been given a suspended jail term.

Amir Hosseini, 27, of Lancaster Road, Pilling, near Blackpool, was arrested after an incident in Bilsborrow, near Preston, on January 3 this year, Preston’s Sessions House Court was told.

He also admitted possession of cannabis in Garstang on the same date.

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At the time he was subject to a suspended sentence order made in July 2018 for supplying a class B drug.

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Recorder Paul Taylor imposed four months in prison, suspended for a year, with a four month tagged curfew.

Hosseini was also fined £50 for breaching his suspended jail term.

Knife crime accounts for around 1% of all crimes in the county, according to Lancashire Police. Home Office funding was recently secured to tackle the issue.