Man arrested with knives at Glasgow Sheriff Court jailed
A MAN twice caught with a knife in Glasgow city center was sentenced to 32 months in prison.
Jordan Henry was first trapped with a blade inside a credit card at Central Station on April 25 this year.
He was captured on CCTV with a bloodstained knife later thrown over the station’s canopy on August 10 this year.
He pleaded guilty in Glasgow Sheriff Court to separate charges of possession of a knife without reasonable excuse or legal authority.
The court heard about the first incident in which there had been reports of a disruption and the station.
Officers saw a group of men yelling at each other and Henry was told to calm down.
Henry, seeing the officer, tried to hide behind another man in the group.
Prosecutor Hannah Terrance said, “He was told to take his hand out of his pocket and as officers grabbed him he threw a black square object.
“On closer examination, the article was a credit card style folding knife. ”
The hearing was informed of the second incident in which CCTV spotted Henry in a disturbance with four other men at the junction between Hope Street and Gordon Street.
Mrs. Terrance stated that it is not known how or why the fight started.
Henry was seen gesturing towards the men as a knife was visible in his right hand.
He was then assaulted by all four men and hit in the face with a bottle.
Henry first walked away from them before the five met again where there was another “altercation” near the station.
As the officers approached them, the group fled.
Mrs. Terrance added: “A witness was seen throwing the knife in his right hand on the canopy above the entrance to the station.
“Officers recovered a bloodstained knife from the silver canopy handle with the assistance of station personnel.”
Henry was in the meantime taken to hospital for treatment before being treated at a police station.