A man with a bow and arrow at Brighton Station has been sentenced for possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

Marcin Hryczyszyn, was arrested on May 7 for having the offensive weapon at Brighton Train Station, without "lawful authority or reasonable excuse".

The Argus previously reported how officers arrived within two minutes, where the 39-year-old man was arrested.

Hryczyszyn, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to the offence on July 19 and was sentenced to a community order.

As part of the order, he must comply with any instructions from the responsible officer, including attending appointments and participating in activities for up to 15 days.

He is also required to complete 150 hours of unpaid work and the bow and arrow seized from Hryczyszyn will be forfeited and destroyed.

Hryczyszyn will also have to pay costs to the Crown Prosecution Service in the amount of £85.00, as well as a surcharge of £114.00.

A collection order was made for benefit deductions.