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Lanarkshire man found carrying Stanley knife whilst breaching bail curfew

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Police searching for an offender who'd breached a bail curfew found him in the street carrying a knife. Michael Monteith, 40, of Hall Street, Hamilton, appeared at the town's sheriff court this week.

He admitted failing to answer the door when officers called at his home on July 23 last year.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

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He was arrested and a Stanley knife was recovered from his jacket pocket."He made no reply when charged."Defence agent Stephen MacBride said Monteith has mental health issues and is currently under a court supervision order in relation to another offence.Sheriff Linda Nicolson deferred sentence until next month for background reports and allowed Monteith to remain on bail. *Don't miss the latest headlines from around

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