A BRYNAMMAN man has been fined after admitting carrying a blade in a public place and using threatening or abusive behaviour.

Rory Florence, indicated a plea of guilty to carrying a small military-type blade with a sharpened edge without good reason or lawful authority at Tanerdy on October 13.

The 35-year-old also admitted that he intended to cause alarm and distress to PC Lucas on the same date.

Magistrates at Llanelli Court ruled the offence was racially aggravated.

A community order was made requiring Florence to participate in an accredited programme for 19 days.

He was fined £200 and ordered to pay £100 compensation and a £90 victim services surcharge.

The blade was ordered to be forfeited and destroyed.