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Man jailed for carrying sock and snooker balls in Ramsgate's Harbour Parade

A man has been jailed for carrying an offensive weapon after being found with a sock containing snooker balls.

Ian Goldfinch, of Albert Court in Ramsgate's York Street, was sentenced to six months in prison at Canterbury Magistrates Court.

Harbour Parade, Ramsgate. Picture: Google Street View (7820957)
Harbour Parade, Ramsgate. Picture: Google Street View (7820957)

The 37-year-old had earlier pleaded not guilty but was convicted at a hearing on Monday, December 23, and sentenced on December 27.

He had gone to Ramsgate's Harbour Parade on Friday, September 6, carrying a blue sock which contained snooker balls and was wrapped around with tape.

Magistrates also directed that the sock and balls be forfeited and destroyed.

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