A 42-year-old man appeared in court for carrying a pen that could double-up as an offensive weapon in Dover.
Darren Vincent from Gillingham was arrested after he was spotted carrying a “Military/Tactical Pen” in Folkestone Road on January 30, when far-right and anti-fascist protesters clashed in Dover.
Then pen is typically made out of solid metal. It can be used as a “last-ditch self-defence tool”.
Vincent appeared at Thanet Magistrates Court on June 6 and was sentenced to 77 days in prison suspended for 12 months.
He was ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work in the next 12 months and was given a three month curfew to stay at home between 9pm and 5am.
He must also pay £85 in costs and an £80 victim surcharge.