A PUBGOER was caught with a knife at a bar in a Herefordshire town centre.

Nathan Hydes entered a guilty plea to one count of possessing a knife blade or sharp-pointed article in a public place and one count of assaulting an emergency worker by beating when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford in March.

The court heard from prosecutor Lauren Millichip that the 23-year-old, who was represented at the hearing by defence solicitor Matthew Lewis, had been caught breaking the law in a pub in Ross-on-Wye on January 24.


He was found to have been in possession of a kitchen knife without good reason or lawful authority at The Eagle Inn in the town's Broad Street.

He had also assaulted a police officer acting in the course of his duties by beating on the same date, the court heard.

Hydes, of Aachen Close, Ross-on-Wye, was handed a 12-month community order, fined £100, and must pay compensation of £50 to the police officer. 

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £85 and a £114 victim surcharge.