Man accused of having machete in street

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A MAN who was found in a South Tyneside street with a machete will be dealt with at crown court.

Damion Meek had the knife on him when police officers stopped him on August 19.

The 22-year-old was at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court where, during a short hearing, he pleaded guilty to possessing a knife in a public place.

Prosecutor Glenda Beck told magistrates that he was on a suspended sentence from Newcastle Crown Court and is to appear there on Wednesday relating to that.

She asked the court to transfer the latest case to Newcastle so they could be heard together.

Meek, of Laygate, South Shields, was granted unconditional bail until then.