AN Alresford man has been fined for having a bladed article in the town.

James William Read, 37, of Windermere Gardens, was stopped at John Arlott Court by police who found the blade on January 19.

Magistrates in Basingstoke imposed a community order with a rehabilitation activity requirement for up to 20 days, fined Read £80 with a £90 victim surcharge ad £35 costs.