Weapons land man back in custody after knife, knuckledusters found

Neville Gregory Huggins
Neville Gregory Huggins

DESPITE being a chef by trade, there was no way Neville Gregory Huggins’ weapons were going to pass as cooking utensils.

The fact the 31-year-old had been fired from his job months earlier also didn’t help his cause.

Huggins was jailed for four months this week after being caught about 4.35am on February 13 with the knife and knuckledusters in Lawrence Street.

A search of his room on Christmas Eve last year also unearthed a Border Force seizure notice for an imitation handgun, two fake firearms and a taser.

He has a history of weapons offences, including an incident where he held up two knives before being confronted by police and capsicum sprayed.

Magistrate Peter Mithen said jail was the only appropriate punishment, along with a corrections order once he's released.