A MAN who was found with a knife outside the address of his ex-partner has been given a jail sentence.

Richard Thompson, of Fidler Street, Toll Bar appeared at Liverpool, Knowsley and St Helens Magistrates' Court.

Thompson, 35, had pleaded guilty to possession of a bladed article in a public place.

He had a black handled carving knife with a silver blade approximately 19cm in length on him in Deysbrook, Liverpool on April 24 this year.

The 35-year-old was given a 16-week jail sentence.

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According to a court sheet, Thompson was given the jail sentence as the offence was considered "so serious". It says he was found with the knife outside the address of his ex-partner after police had been called to an incident at the address.

As well as being committed to prison for 16 weeks for the offence, the 35-year-old was also ordered to pay a £128 to victim services.

His guilty plea was taken into account upon sentencing.