King’s Lynn man faces claw hammer charge

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court. ENGANL00120120910144054
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A man has appeared in court accused of carrying a claw hammer in a North Lynn street.

Brendan Smith, 23, of Turbus Road, North Lynn, made no indication of a plea during a brief hearing before magistrates this morning.

He is charged with possessing the hammer without lawful authority or reasonable excuse in Walpole Road, North Lynn, on August 26 this year.

A second charge of using threatening behaviour with intent to cause or provoke violence on the same day was withdrawn by the prosecution.

Magistrates declined jurisdiction on the case and committed Smith to appear at Norwich Crown Court on October 22 for a preliminary hearing.

Ruth Johnson, for Smith, made no representations to the bench.

Smith was released on bail until then with conditions to observe a nighttime curfew at his home address and not to associate with a named individual.