A JOINER was caught carrying a blade after bolting when he saw two police officers driving nearby.

The cops were on patrol for a completely unconnected matter.

But their suspicions were aroused when, on seeing the police vehicle, Jamie Choi and a male companion started running.

Glasgow Sheriff Court was told about the events of July 21, 2020 at around 5.30pm.

The depute fiscal said: "Police constables Greer and Ross were on local patrol in the Bishopbriggs area.

"Once on Graham Terrace, officers observed two men on the street.

"On sight of the police vehicle they ran away from the officers.

"Officers pursued the two men and they were caught in a back garden."

Cops had reason to detain the pair for a search and informed them that was what was going to happen next.

Glasgow Times:

Choi then told the police he possibly still had a knife in his possession that he had been using for work.

Police then found a Stanley retractable folding knife in the 24-year-old's right side pocket.

Choi, from Bishopbriggs, was cautioned and charged and made no reply.

His defence brief said: "It was certainly a tool and one he makes use of in terms of his living as he is a joiner."

Sheriff Patricia Pryce said: "It is a serious matter.

"You are a joiner so you know better than most not to be carrying knives."

Choi was placed on a compulsory supervision order to last for nine months and was ordered to carry out 135 hours of unpaid work.