A TEENAGER who pleaded guilty to carrying a saw in public has had his case remitted to the Children’s Hearing.

The 17-year-old boy, who cannot be identified because of his age, appeared for sentencing at Alloa Sheriff Court on Thursday, June 6.

The charge states that he was in possession of the bladed article without a reasonable excuse, whilst out in Alloa on February 3 of this year.

A plea of guilty had been tendered on the day of trial last month, and sentencing was then deferred by sheriff David Mackie to allow background reports to be prepared.

On Thursday, solicitor Kelly Howe said their recommendations suggested the case should be dealt with by the Children’s Hearing – rather than the sheriff court.

She also stated that her client did not have any other matters outstanding.

Sheriff Pino Di Emidio said he agreed with the report's recommendation, stating that course of action would be a more “appropriate” way of dealing with the youngster’s offence.

The accused, of Alloa, then had his case remitted to the Children’s Hearing for final disposal.