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Man charged with having lock knife in Pembrokeshire nightclub

A 24-year-old Monkton man has appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates charged with taking a lock knife into the ‘Out’ nightclub in Pembroke.

Callum Probert had spent the evening of October 9 in the nightclub with a friend.  Later that evening he spoke to some girls outside.

“He was standing against a wall with his hands in his pocket,” Crown Prosecutor Kelly Rivers told Haverfordwest magistrates earlier this week.

“He told the girls, ‘Look, I’ve been stabbed’.  He picked up his top and showed them that he had been cut.”

But at this point Probert,  of Angle Road, Monkton, became irate.

“The girls became frightened,” continued Ms Rivers.  

“ When one of the girls looked down at his waist, she saw that he was holding a knife.

“At this point, she became terrified.”

Probert pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing the lock knife in a public place.

He was represented in court by solicitor David Weale.

“My client didn’t threaten anyone with the knife,” he said.

“He showed the girl where he had been stabbed and she possibly saw the wooden handle of the knife. But he didn’t threaten her with it.

“The victim here is society because society doesn’t want people to carry knives.  But had it been a folding pocket knife, it wouldn’t have been an offence.”

Mr Weale went on to say that his client had bought the knife earlier that same day.

“He works in his father’s scrapyard and he uses it there as a tool,” he said.

“No one was threatened inside the nightclub that night, and no one was threatened outside the nightclub.”

After listening to the facts magistrates adjourned sentencing for an all options report to be prepared by the Probation Service.