A knife-carrier from Thamesmead has been spared jail for public order offences in an Iceland supermarket. 

Brian Theophile, 55, pleaded guilty to carrying a Stanley Knife and four public order offences. 

On March 16 at Iceland in Thamesmead he used threatening, abuse or insulting words or behaviour towards two people.

At a sentencing hearing at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on August 8 it was decided that two of the offences were racially aggravated. 

The court heard that this was the second time Theophile was caught with a knife. 

Theophile, of Hasla Close in Thamesmead, was given a five-month prison sentence suspended for a year and a half. 

The sentence was suspended because magistrates believe there is a real prospect of rehabilitation and the defendant is now engaging with mental health services. 

Theophile was also ordered to pay £200 in costs to the Crown Prosecution Services, £100 in compensation to victims of his behaviour and a £50 fine.