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Man pleads guilty to offensive weapon charges following routine stop in Eastleigh

A 36-year-old man from Eastleigh has pleaded guilty to possessing an offensive weapon in a public place, following a routine stop search by officers


It comes after officers located a discarded knife in a garden at around 11.20am on Friday 6 May on Archers Road – after the man had attempted to flee from officers on foot between Northlands Road and Archers Road.


Andrew Henbest, aged 36, of Desborough Road in Eastleigh was arrested, and later charged with possession of a bladed article in a public place.


He appeared before Southampton Magistrates Court on Friday 6 May, where he pleaded guilty to the offence. He is due to be sentenced at the same court on Wednesday 8 June.