Man jailed for carrying ‘weapons’ at Leeds station
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A 53-year-old man has been jailed after he admitted carrying offensive weapons at Leeds Railway Station last week.
Richard Bray, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and was sentenced to six months in jail by Bradford Magistrates on Wednesday 13 September.
He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £154.
The court heard how on Tuesday 12 September Bray attended the British Transport Police station in Leeds and stated that he was in possession of offensive weapons, two large steel clamps from a construction site.
He told police officers he intended to use the clamps as weapons to defend himself and that he might stab someone if they were taken from him.
Investigating officer PC Ryan Moss said: “Bray is clearly a dangerous individual who could have potentially caused serious injury to another member of the public.
“Given his own admission that the clamps were being carried with the intention of causing harm to others, Magistrates had little choice but to hand him a custodial sentence.
“Anyone who carries items on the railway with the purpose of causing injury will be arrested and brought before the courts.”