Man with spear in car park spared jail

A man found carrying a makeshift spear in a Leigh car park, has avoided an immediate spell in jail.
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Bolton Crown Court heard that Nicholas Taylor, of Church Street, Leigh, was arrested after being seen outside the library on St Mary’s Way on April 24 toting a long stick with a blade fixed to the end. He had already admitted possessing an offensive weapon before Wigan justices and a Bolton judge sentenced him to six months’ jail suspended for two years. Taylor must also attend a nine-month alcohol dependency programme and complete 25 days’ rehab activities.

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