Jail for knifeman

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A MAN was caught carrying a knife in the street by two detectives who wanted to speak to his friend, a court has heard.

Robert Scott, 37, was seen throwing the blade onto the ground in the city’s Pleasance area by the officers. Scott, a prisoner of HMP Edinburgh, pled guilty to a charge of illegally possessing a knife on July 23, 2012.

At the city’s sheriff court Sheriff Paul Arthurson QC jailed Scott – who has 
previous convictions for violence – to two years in prison.