Man Sentenced For Having Knife On Train

13 July 2018, 12:20 | Updated: 13 July 2018, 12:23


A man caught with a knife and drugs at Lancaster train station has been sentenced.

Police searched 18-year old Liam Mason Kinvig in December last year after fellow passengers smelt cannabis at Oxenholme.

He's been given a year-long community order.

Investigating officer DC Chris Biggs said: “What was initially a drugs search uncovered a potentially lethal weapon that Mason-Kinvig was concealing. Carrying knives in a public place is illegal and there can be no excuse for being in possession of such weapons. Mason-Kinvig offered no explanation as to why he was carrying the knife but it was seized and destroyed by police, taking another weapon off the railway network and the streets.

“We are working tirelessly to make the railway a hostile environment for criminals and to send a message that knife crime will not be tolerated. If you are ever suspicious of someone’s behaviour on the rail network, please report it by sending us a text discreetly on 61016.”