A STUDENT armed with a knife in a busy city centre street on a Saturday night could face jail.

Cameron Welsh, 28, was snared with the blade on Glasgow’s Ingram Street in June last year.

Welsh had earlier gotten into an “altercation” with a man on the street who alerted the police.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard officers searched Welsh as a result of information given to them.

Prosecutor Mark Allan said: “In his trouser pocket, they received a folding knife with a blade of two and three quarter inches.

“When asked about the item he accepted that he had it on him during the altercation with the man who pointed him out the police.”

Welsh was arrested and charged but made no reply.

He pleaded guilty yesterday to the unlawful possession of a knife in a public place.

Sentence was deferred until May for background reports and Welsh, of the city’s Partick area, was bailed meantime.

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