A HOMELESS Hereford man has been found guilty of taking three knives into the city’s Asda supermarket.

Rafal Styn had previously entered not guilty pleas to three counts of possessing a knife blade or sharp-pointed article in a public place and a guilty plea to one count of theft from a shop when he appeared before magistrates in February.

He appeared for trial in April, when Kidderminster magistrates court heard from prosecutor Mrs Paw that Styn, who was represented at the hearing by defence solicitor Chris Read, had taken a large saw knife of about 30 centimetres in length, a kitchen knife of about 20 centimetres in length, and a lock knife with a Stanley blade into Asda in Belmont Road on February 14.


The 40-year-old denied possession of the knives but admitted stealing two speakers and two cans of Red Bull worth a total of £63.80, magistrates in Kidderminster heard.

He was found guilty of the three charges he had denied at the hearing.

The case was adjourned for a pre-sentencing report to be carried out by the probation service and Styn, who is of no fixed address, was remanded in custody.

He will appear at Worcester Crown Court for sentencing on April 12.