Samurai sword-wielding man found with class B drugs pleads guilty at court

This samurai sword was among the haul

A man has pleaded guilty to unlawfully having a samurai sword in Bedford Road, Hitchin (File picture) - Credit: None

A man who carried a samurai sword and was found with class B drugs in Hitchin has pleaded guilty to a number of offences.

Wayne Ginn - of Sipson Road in West Drayton, London - pleaded guilty to five separate offences at Stevenage Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, March 17.

The court heard how on November 7 of last year, the 51-year-old was found to have unlawfully had a samurai sword in his possession while he was in Bedford Road, Hitchin.

He was forced to pay costs of £438 for this offence.

Officers also discovered Ginn had amphetamine and cannabis in his possession at the time, both class B drugs, which were surrendered to police and destroyed. 

Ginn was also fined £120 and disqualified for driving for four months, after he drove his Ford Focus while disqualified.

And in January, Ginn failed to return to court while on bail.

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He pleaded guilty to all five offences, and must repay total costs of £569 to the court.

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