A Gosport man has been sentenced for possessing a knife.

Liam Thomas Wall, 31, was found by police with an open wound to his head and with a knife on him in Elm Grove in Portsmouth on Sunday, July 23.

Officers went to the address shortly after 10pm following a report of a 'disturbance involving four people', where Wall, of Brockhurst Road, Gosport, was found in this state.

The others presents were not hurt, a police spokesman said.

Wall pleaded guilty to affray and possession of a bladed article.

At Portsmouth Crown Court on Thursday, Wall was sentenced to 16 months imprisonment, suspended for two years.

In addition to the suspended sentence, Wall must complete a 12-month drug rehabilitation requirement and a 30-day rehabilitation activity requirement.

He was also ordered to forfeit any weapons for destruction.