Scholes man jailed after turning up at Wigan Infirmary armed with a knife

Wigan accident and emergency department where a man showed up armed with a lock knife
Wigan accident and emergency department where a man showed up armed with a lock knife

A man has been jailed after he turned up at Wigan Infirmary armed with a deadly lock knife.


A Bolton Crown Court judge heard that Scott Adamson entered the borough’s A&E department asking for the whereabouts a male patient who was being treated in resus.

The 30-year-old of Scholes was said to be most insistent at wanting to get through into the medical area but he was refused entry.

It was then that a patient then told security that they suspected Adamson had a knife on him.

A police officer who was already at the hospital on an unrelated matter was summoned and conducted a search of the defendant and discovered a double-ended locking knife in his pocket.

He was arrested and later charged with being found in a public place – namely the hospital – with a lock knife contrary to the Prevention of Crime Act 1953.

The hearing was told that the incident happened at around 3.25am on Wednesday, October 10.

Adamson had already pleaded guilty to the charge at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court when he appeared before the judge this week for sentencing.

He was sent to prison for 12 months, ordered to forfeit the knife and must pay a £140 victim surcharge.