Baton weapon charge denied

A MOTORIST is set to stand trial accused of having a police-style baton in his car.

Trevor Hallcup, 26, denied a charge of possessing an offensive weapon in a public place on March 25 at Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court.

He will now stand trial at the town’s court on April 27.

Hallcup was granted bail with the condition that he resides at his home in Chepstow Walk, Hartlepool.