Wigan man with multiple knives is spared jail

A Wigan man who admitted being armed with two lock knives, a wallet knife and a bottle has been spared an immediate jail term.

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 12:42 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 12:44 pm

A Bolton Crown Court judge heard that 27-year-old Anthony Sharrock, of Gantley Avenue, Billinge, had the weapons when police stopped him on Winstanley Road on May 18.

He also admitted to assaulting a police officer on the same occasion and refusing to give a breath specimen the next day when suspected of drink-driving.

The judge sentenced him to 30 months in prison but suspended the term for two years.

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Bolton Crown Court

Sharrock must also attend 12 months of alcohol rehabilitation and complete 20 rehab activity days.

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