A CHESTER man is awaiting sentencing for being in possession of a knife in public.

Thomas Ferguson, of Aldford Road, Upton, pleaded guilty to possessing a bladed article in public when he appeared at the city’s magistrates court.

Jonathan Wilkinson, prosecuting, said police were called on August 18 by a woman reporting that a man was making threats to her son holding a knife, with Ferguson making admissions to possessing the blade in interview.

Ferguson, 34, represented himself at court and said he had been struggling since suffering a bereavement. He had been drinking but is now taking steps to address this.

He added: “I was just having a bad time when it happened.”

Magistrates adjourned sentencing him until Tuesday, January 9 next year to allow a full pre-sentence report to be produced by the probation service.