Falkirk man found with wooden blade
A heroin addict discovered that a sharp blade is still a blade '“ even when it's made of wood.
James McCrindle (45) was caught with a wooden letter opener in Newmarket Street, Falkirk, following a police search on September 6 last year and admitted carrying the weapon in public.
McCrindle, who also pled guilty to failing to appear at court on November 14 last year, has a problem with alcohol as well as heroin and this has led to a number of health issues, including a deterioration of his organ functions.
Sheriff Michael Fletcher deferred sentence on McCrindle, 157 Merchiston Avenue, Falkirk, until June 14 and called for a supplementary criminal justice social work report.