A MAN told police officers that two knives he was carrying in the street were presents he had made for his friends.

Robert Luke Green, 28, subsequently denied two charges of being in possession of a bladed article, but was found guilty at a trial at North East Wales Magistrates’ Court where he appeared again for sentencing on Friday, August 8.

Justin Espie, prosecuting, North Wales Police were responding to another matter when they came across Green on Camberley Drive in Wrexham at around 8.30pm on February 2.

Green told the officers he had just finished making the knives and was taking them to friends.

Euros Jones, defending, said that although the officers accepted his explanation and agreed he was not linked to any criminal activity, Green was charged and at a trial it was agreed that had he packaged them more carefully he may have been found not guilty.

A probation report by probation officer, Analise Hughes, described how Green, of Chester Road, Wrexham, enjoyed making things and was good with his hands.

Chair of the bench, Celia Jenkins handed Green a 12 month community order with 150 hours of unpaid work and a 20 day rehabilitation activity requirement (RAR).

He will also pay court costs of £640 and £85 victim surcharge.