A TRANENT man who was caught carrying a baseball bat on the town’s High Street has been ordered to be of good behaviour.

Barry Shields, of Caponhall Drive, was carrying the offensive weapon in April 2018.

Shields, 30, had pleaded guilty during a hearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last September and returned for sentencing on Monday.

Sheriff Peter McCormack was told Shields was serving a community-based order for a separate offence – the sheriff was content to defer sentence to June 8 to allow that order to run its course.

Shields pleaded guilty to possessing a baseball bat, at High Street, Tranent, on April 21, 2018.