From buck's party to Zodiac to court over knife in pocket

A MOURA primary producer went straight from work to a mate's bucks party at the Zodiac nightclub on February 20 - but forgot to take a knife out of his pocket before joining the celebrations.

It was a move which landed James William Bensley in Rockhampton Magistrates Court yesterday where he pleaded guilty to one count of possessing a knife in a public place.

Police prosecutor Clancy Fox told the court the 36-year-old tried to enter the nightclub at 11.20pm when he openly admitted to having the folding knife in his pocket.

Bensley told the court he forgot he was still in possession of the knife.

"I got up and went to work and put it in my pocket as I always do," he said.

"I jumped straight in the car and went to Rockhampton for a mate's bucks party."

Magistrate Michael O'Driscoll did not order the knife to be forfeited.

Bensley was fined $500 with no convictions recorded. 


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