An Aberdeen man has been jailed for three months after being caught with a knife in his pocket – while being X-rayed at hospital.
Jordan Rae attended Fraserburgh Hospital with a suspected broken leg, but staff called police due to his aggressive behaviour, which they attributed to drink or drugs.
When officers arrived, he had calmed down but they decided to follow the ambulance taking him to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary’s accident and emergency department.
Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday heard that, when he arrived at the city hospital, Rae was taken for an X-ray.
Fiscal depute Christy Ward said: “During that X-ray, it became clear he had a knife in his trouser pocket.
“It was a lock knife, and was in the locked position with the blade out.”
Defence agent Laura Gracie said her 22-year-old client, who is already in prison for another matter, had found the knife.
She said: “He recalls finding it and putting it in his pocket.
“He then hurt his knee and was transferred to hospital where it was discovered.
“At the time of the event, his life was fairly chaotic.”
Rae previously admitted being in possession of the blade in a public place on March 2 this year.
Sheriff Ian Wallace jailed him for three months and 10 days, which will run consecutively to his current sentence.