A 43-year-old man who is accused of walking around with a baseball bat, a knife and cannabis in public places is set to appear in court in Oxford today.

Mark Lawrence of Lowell Place, Witney, is charged with having an 'offensive weapon' (the baseball bat) and a bladed article in his own street on April 29 this year.

He is also charged with being in possession of the Class B drug on the same date, but in Banbury.

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On top of that he is charged with using 'threatening or abusive words or behaviour to harassment, alarm or distress' to Robert Vincent Gavin in Lowell Place on the same date.

He is now due to appear at Oxford Magistrates' Court today where he faces up to six months in prison and a fine.

Lawrence, whose date of birth is given in the court listing as January 1 1976, is set to appear between 9.15am and 9.30am.

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For each of the charges relating to the baseball bat, the threatening behaviour and the knife, the maximum penalty is a six month custodial sentence and/ or an unlimited fine.

For the cannabis charge, the maximum penalty is a three-month custodial sentence and/ or a £2,500 fine.

Magistrates will make a decision based on the circumstances of the case and Lawrence's background.