A WOMAN accused of having a knife in public will have her case heard at crown court.
Kerry Giles is said to have passed a kitchen knife to her son who was fighting with someone outside their home.
The 36-year-old was at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court facing a charge of possessing a bladed article.
Claire Irving, prosecuting, told the court the allegation is so serious it must be dealt with at Newcastle Crown Court.
She added: “The crown alleges she passed a kitchen knife to her son who was fighting but it wasn’t used.
“We say he dropped it and she picked it up and put it in her bag.”
Magistrates declined jurisdiction of the case and Giles, of Stothard Street, Jarrow, did not enter a plea.
She will appear in Newcastle on November 5 and was granted unconditional bail until then.