A TRANENT man who was found in possession of a baseball bat has been admonished and warned of his future conduct.

Barry Shields, 31, was spotted by police officers carrying the makeshift weapon on the town’s High Street.

Shields, of Caponhall Drive, was arrested and charged with being in possession of an offensive weapon.

He pleaded guilty to the charge at an earlier hearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court and sentence had been deferred for him to be of good behaviour.

He returned to the dock on Monday, where Sheriff Peter McCormack was told there had been no further reports made to police concerning Shields.

The sheriff was content to admonish Shields.

Shields admitted possessing the baseball bat while in public at High Street, Tranent, on April 21, 2018.