A MAN caught after importing a prohibited weapon will be sentenced later this month.

Kerry Stephens entered a guilty plea to one count of importing prohibited weapons or ammunition with intent to avoid a prohibition or restriction when he appeared before magistrates in Kidderminster in March.


The court heard that the 44-year-old had imported a prohibited weapon, namely a butterfly knife, with intent to evade the prohibition in force by virtue of the Restriction of Offensive Weapons Act 1959 in Ross-on-Wye on August 4 last year.

The case was adjourned for a pre-sentencing report to be carried out by the probation service and Stephens, who was represented by defence solicitor Dean Hicks and who is of Woodedge, Ross-on-Wye, was released on unconditional bail.

Stephens will appear before magistrates in Hereford for sentencing on April 25.