A TEENAGER was snared with a lock back knife in a busy city centre street.

First offender Liam Owens, 18, was stopped by police in Glasgow’s Jamaica Street in March 4 last year.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard officers were initially called to a “large-scale disturbance” at the ‘four corners’ area.

Officers found Owens calming down a female who was shouting.

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Another woman at the scene told officers that Owens was carrying a knife.

Prosecutor Claire Wallace said: “Prior to his search he told police he had a knife but couldn’t remember what pocket it was in.

“The knife was recovered from the accused’s left pocket and he was held under arrest.”

He pleaded guilty today to having a lockback knife without reasonable excuse or lawful authority.

Sentence was deferred until next month for background reports by Sheriff Ian Fleming.


Owens, of the city’s Garthamlock, had his bail continued meantime.