IN COURT: A pig hunter has been fined for having a large hunting knife in his car.
IN COURT: A pig hunter has been fined for having a large hunting knife in his car. Michael Nolan

A warning for hunters: Lock up your knives

A SOUTH Burnett pig hunter was in court for leaving a large knife in his vehicle.

The Murgon Magistrates Court heard Nicholas Bagley, 25, was questioned by police near the BP Roadhouse at about 2am on May 23.

They searched his car and found a large hunting knife.

Duty lawyer Mark Werner said it was an oversight on his client's part.

"The knife was in his glove box and there was nothing sinister about the situation,” he said.

Magistrate Louisa Pink took into account Bagley's lack of criminal history and his good character.

"It's a large knife and you know you cannot have them in public,” Ms Pink said.

After pleading guilty to possessing a knife in public Bagley was placed on a $400 good behaviour bond.

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