Man caught with knife in Sheffield park

A man who had intended to harm himself when was caught with a knife in a park has been placed on a community order.

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 6:00 am

Benjamin Priest, 20, of Lound Road, Handsworth Hill, Sheffield, had been found by police in High Hazels Park, Darnall, Sheffield, according to a Sheffield Magistrates’ Court hearing on January 14.

Priest pleaded guilty to possessing the knife in pubic and admitted breaching a conditional discharge which had been imposed for obstructing a railway line.

Mark Hughes, prosecuting, told a previous hearing Priest was found obstructing a railway line in 2018.

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High Hazels Park, at Darnall, Sheffield.

During Priest’s latest offence on January 6, he was found by police with a kitchen knife in the park, according to Mr Hughes, who stated he had been intending to harm himself.

Gill Page, defending, previously said Priest has mental health issues.

Priest was sentenced to a 12-month community order with a 21-day Rehabilitation Activity Requirement. He must pay a £90 victim surcharge.