Drug-fuelled man 'behaving strangely' at Doncaster railway station found with knife

A drug-fuelled man who was behaving strangely at a railway station and was found to have a Stanley Knife has been locked-up.

Thursday, 6th August 2020, 3:01 pm

Sheffield Crown Court heard on August 6 how Stephan Walker, aged 29, of Lakeside, Doncaster, had been behaving strangely at Doncaster railway station and police were alerted.Neil Coxon, prosecuting, said: “Police officers had cause to attend Doncaster railway station.“There had been reports of a person - who it transpired was this defendant - behaving in a strange fashion and he had with him a blade.“Police attended and saw the defendant laid on the ground outside Doncaster Railway Station and spoke with him and a search was carried out and from his pocket a Stanley blade was recovered.”Walker told police he had taken the cannabinoid drug Spice and he claimed he had been in the museum area of Doncaster and found the Stanley Knife and his intention had been to harm himself.The defendant, who has previous convictions including possessing a hatchet in public, pleaded guilty to possessing a bladed article after the incident on July 13.Cheryl Dudley, defending, said Walker has a history of mental health difficulties and although he had appeared to be making progress he had returned to taking spice as the coronavirus lockdown had a destabilising impact.Judge Graham Reeds QC told Walker that he rejected his claims surrounding the circumstances in which he said he had found the knife.Walker was sentenced to six-months of custody.

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Pictured is Doncaster railway station where police found a drug-fuelled man with a knife.