A TEENAGER was found armed with a knife in a busy city centre street on a Saturday afternoon. 

Martin McKenzie, 19, was snared with the blade in Glasgow’s Union street in February this year.

Police officers had reason to search the teenager at 12.50pm while he was on licence for another offence.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard a “black handled locking knife” was recovered from McKenzie.

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McKenzie pleaded guilty today to the unlawful possession of a knife in a public place.

A not guilty plea was accepted for an alleged assault on John Boon by attempting to grab his glasses and attempt to punch his head.

Lawyer, Luke O’Currie, defending, will make his plea in mitigation at sentencing next month.

Sheriff Paul Crozier called for background reports and remanded McKenzie, of Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, in custody meantime.