A man was caught with a lockback knife in Glasgow.

George Magee, 51, appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court after he pleaded guilty to carrying the blade.

He was caught with the weapon at Balcomie Street, in the city's East End, on April 16, last year. 

Magee stepped in the dock this week at a hearing in front of Sheriff Mary Shields.

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His lawyer said: "I have concerns about him understanding proceedings. We don’t know if he has brain damage due to an incident.

"His mother died. His brother is here to support him.

"This will be a very difficult period for him as he relied on his mother heavily. He knows it is a serious charge.

"It seems to be an isolated offence, he's been out of trouble for 19 years and has no other outstanding cases.

"I would ask you to impose a structured deferred sentence."

The sheriff fined Magee, of Riddrie, £200.