A YOB carried a hunting knife in public.

Levi Allen, 28, had the blade in Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne in June.

He admitted possessing the weapon at Hastings Magistrates’ Court, where he was given a 12-week suspended prison sentence.

Allen, of Seaside, Eastbourne, was spared prison because he showed remorse, and his last offence was committed eight years ago.

Magistrate David Wallis was also told that Allen was now in full time work.

He must instead complete 200 hours of community service, with a £115 surcharge and £85 costs.

The knife was forfeited and destroyed under the Powers of Criminal Courts and Sentencing Act.