A homeless man has been convicted of having an offensive weapon in Hastings town centre according to a court document.
Robert Noonan, 37, of no fixed address, indicated a plea of guilty to being in possession of an offensive weapon (a metal gas strut) in a public place, at Queens Road, Hastings, on June 30.
He also pleaded guilty to failing to surrender to court custody on July 17.
The court made a community order with a drug rehabilitation requirement.
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