A MAN has admitted to possessing a knife in a public place after he fled from police last week.

On Friday, police conducted a stop search on the 36-year-old from Eastleigh.

But after he attempted to flee from officers on foot, a discarded knife was found in a garden.

The incident took place at around 11.20am last Friday on Archers Road.

READ MORE: Knife crime: How is it being prevented in Southampton?

Now, Andrew Henbest, 36, of Densborough Road has been arrested and charged with possession of a bladed article in a public place.

He appeared before Southampton Magistrates Court that same day where he pleaded guilty to the offence.

He is now due to be sentenced at the same court on June 8.

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