Police made an unusual discovery after pulling over a man in Bucks last month.

On May 1, officers attempted to stop a car in Ibstone Road, Stokenchurch.

The driver, 45-year-old Welwyn Garden City man Christopher Kiernan, initially failed to pull over.

When he did eventually stop, officers searched his car - and found a bayonet.

It was established that the defendant had no lawful reason to have this on him.

Kiernan pleaded guilty to charges of possessing a bladed article in public and failing to stop for the police.

At High Wycombe Magistrates' Court on June 3, he was handed a community order.

This includes a 30-day rehabilitation activity requirement. He must complete the activities within a year.

He must also complete 150 hours of unpaid work in the same time period.

The bayonet is to be forfeited and destroyed.