Blades under seat

PUBLISHED: 10:50 17 January 2008 | UPDATED: 10:01 04 May 2010

TWO bladed articles and some cannabis were found in a car searched at the Ely Travelodge, magistrates heard this week. A black-handled kitchen knife and a wooden-handled cleaver were under a seat of the silver BMW, and a bag of herbal cannabis was in a do

TWO bladed articles and some cannabis were found in a car searched at the Ely Travelodge, magistrates heard this week.

A black-handled kitchen knife and a wooden-handled cleaver were under a seat of the silver BMW, and a bag of herbal cannabis was in a door pocket.

The items were discovered in the back of the car in April 2006 - but car driver Thomas Kilgallon failed to appear in court until this week.

Kilgallon, 28, of Garston, Liverpool, had been arrested on a warrant and brought to Ely courthouse on Thursday, where he admitted possessing the knife, the cleaver and the cannabis, and admitted failing to surrender to the court on April 27 2006.

The car Kilgallon was driving at the Travelodge on April 1 2006 belonged to his partner, and he was unaware the kitchen utensils were in the vehicle.

The court ordered Kilgallon to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work. He must pay £60 costs and forfeit the two bladed articles and the drugs.

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