A MAN dubbed a 31-year-old Oliver Twist who was snared with a knife in his shoe was jailed today for 11 months.

Jonathan Hanvidge later claimed to police that he didn’t own the trainers but found them in May this year.

He was also caught with a toilet bag containing a larger blade earlier that day in Glasgow city centre.

Hanvidge pleaded guilty today at Glasgow Sheriff Court to possession of a knife and a blade without a reasonable excuse.

The court heard police stopped and searched Hanvidge on Renfield Lane after he dropped the bag.

Prosecutor Emily MacReath told the court a 6.5-inch bladed knife and a makeshift sheath were recovered.

He was taken into custody where officers found a 3.5-inch blade and sheath in his trainer.

Lyden later said: “That’s not mine, I found the shoe with that in it.”

The court heard Hanvidge was out on early release from a 22-month sentence at the time.

His lawyer told the court three family members he lived with on separate occasions with all died before he turned 19.

Terry Gallanagh said: “If there was a remake of Oliver Twist, he would meet the criteria of the part even if he is 31.

“Since the deaths he has had no one and no family support and really he has been left to fend for himself.”

Sheriff Johanna Johnston QC said she had to protect the public with the sentence she applied but would show some leniency due to Hanvidge’s background.

Hanvidge was ordered to complete 280 days of his previous sentence before starting the 11 months.

Hanvidge shook his head as he left the dock to go back into custody.