A 'FORMER security worker' at Belfast International Airport who went on to work at a shop there has been given a one year conditional discharge after being caught with a "combat lock knife" at the airport.
Donatas Ugincius (30), of Chadwick Street, Belfast, appeared at Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena, and admitted a charge of possessing a knife 'without good reason or lawful authority' at the airport on September 9 this year.
A prosecutor said at 9.30am a "black combat tactical lock knife" was found in the defendant's bag during a "routine search by security staff".
At the time, the prosecutor said, the defendant was employed at a shop in the airport and "had previously been employed by security at the airport".
The defendant told the court he had used the knife whilst camping and had forgot it was in the bag.
- Main picture: Belfast International Airport.