Suspended sentence: Man who was armed with a knife in Wigan town centre learns his fate

A Wigan 60-year-old who went into Wigan town centre armed with a knife has narrowly avoided a jail term.
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Gary Metcalfe, of Woodcock House, Scholes, appeared before borough magistrates to admit to having the blade on Wallgate on January 10.

He was given a 12-week custodial sentence but it was suspended for 18 months.

He must also complete 30 days of rehabilitation activities and pay costs and a victim services surcharge totalling £239.