A MAN seen with a hunting knife by police and who panicked and threw it into a car park was jailed on Thursday for 14 months.

Christopher Ward, 29, was snared with the three-inch blade in Glasgow’s Shettleston area in July this year.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard the dad-of-one was initially spotted by officers loitering beside a close.

The scaffolder then made his way to Kenmore Street where he was spotted retrieving the “brown handled curved hunting style knife.”

Prosecutor Hannah Terrance added: “He threw it over a secure fence into a car park area.”

Officers caught up with Ward and he was arrested and the knife was retrieved from the car park.

Lawyer Marissa Borland, defending, told the court that he had been using street Valium and heroin.

She added: “On seeing the police he panicked and that’s the reason for his disposal of the item.”

Sheriff John McCormick said: “You are realistic enough to know there is no alternative to a custodial sentence due to your record and the nature of the item you had.

“The public’s attitude towards these items has turned since your last knife offence in 2011.”