Magistrate Damien Dwyer fined him $600 with 28 days to pay.
Magistrate Damien Dwyer fined him $600 with 28 days to pay. file

Man had knuckledusters for 'bad people' at pub

AN Alligator Creek man told police he had knuckledusters because he was heading to a Mackay CBD pub and there were "bad people" hanging around there.

Shane Kenneth Bell, 46, has pleaded guilty to possessing a knife in a public place and possessing a weapon in the Mackay Magistrates Court.

Prosecutor Sergeant Jakki Poustie said on September 21, police spoke to Bell at Paradise St in South Mackay.

They asked him about his motorbike taillight, and he appeared agitated. They suspected he was on drugs and searched him.

Defence solicitor Jordana Abela said Bell had been "upset" that police searched him, as he was on "considerable" medications for his health problems. Bell was on a disability pension for his conditions.

Sgt Poustie said Bell had a 10cm fold out knife and plastic knuckledusters on him.

Magistrate Damien Dwyer fined him $600 with 28 days to pay.


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