A man who brought a knife to High Wycombe train station has avoided going to jail.

Troy Lockwood, aged 23, was caught with a three-inch folding pocketknife at the station on June 17. He was also caught with cannabis in his possession.

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At Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on August 17, Lockwood, of Lye Valley in Oxford, was given a four-month prison sentence suspended for 18 months after he pleaded guilty to possession of a bladed article in a public place.

He also admitted to possession of a class B drug.

Lockwood was fined £153 for carrying the weapon and was ordered by magistrates to carry out 160 hours of unpaid work within the next year.

He was also told to pay a further £213 in costs. 

The weapon and the drugs were seized and are due to be destroyed.