A LONDON boy armed with a blade travelled north of the border with a bag of drugs to repay a ‘debt’.

However, Edson Nunes’ illegal adventure was brought to a halt in Glasgow’s East End when he was caught red-handed in the middle of a crime.

Fiscal depute Alan McArthur told the city’s sheriff court this week that it was around 6pm on September 14 last year when the accused was spotted cutting a metal fence in Hillfoot Street.

When snared by the police, 19-year-old Nunes was found to be in possession of a knife and drugs.

The accused pleaded guilty to having the blade without a reasonable excuse and wilfully destroying property belonging to another by cutting the fence. He also pleaded guilty to having £1,570 worth of cocaine and £625 worth of diamorphine in his possession with intent to supply.

In defence it was explained that the accused – who lives in London with his parents – stupidly got involved to repay a debt. He was given the drugs to travel to Scotland and “foolishly accepted the knife from someone else”.

The accused was allegedly attempting to get property back from a flat when the police caught him.

Sheriff Gerard Bonnar sentenced Nunes to a Community Payback Order with supervision for a year and 225 hours of unpaid work to be completed within nine months