Stephen Robert Carter was already subject to a dispersal order and had been previously arrested for having a knife when officers were called to the train station.
The 48-year-old, of Peartree Lane, Weymouth, admitted two knife possession charges, as well as possessing heroin and crack cocaine.
Who says the disabled can't make a contribution to the world of 'work', eh?
Mr Newman added that, because of a previous conviction for possessing a knife, these recent incidents would activate the ‘second strike’ rule.
The ‘two-strikes’ sentence means that adults convicted more than once of being in possession of a knife face a six-month prison sentence.
You just know there's a 'But...' coming, don't you, Reader?
Patricia Sheehan, mitigating, said: “His last conviction was in 2017. He then lost his accommodation because of Covid. He has reached a point where things might pick up for him now. If he goes to prison he loses everything he is working towards.”
And...that would be what, exactly?
Magistrates gave Carter a 18-month community order instead of sending him to prison saying: “We feel it would be unjust and inhumane to send you to prison because of your current circumstances.”