A MAN from Barry was caught with a dangerous dog and a knuckleduster.

The dog found in Michael Cross’ possession had an order on it placed by Cardiff Magistrates Court under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Cross, 31, also had a knuckleduster on him.

Cross’ case is one of a seemingly worrying trend, with the Barry and District reporting two other cases in recent weeks where people in Barry were caught with weapons.

On March 6, James Taylor, of the town’s Jewel Street, was sentenced after being found in possession of a knife.

On March 4, Nathan Anning, of Harvey Street, was sentenced for walking down busy residential street Gladstone Road with a knife.

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In the case of Cross, on February 14, at his home address he was caught with the dog placed under an order from the Dangerous Dogs Act by Cardiff Magistrates Court on November 28, 2023.

Two days later, again at his home address, Cross was found to have knuckle duster on him.

Cross, of the town’s Osprey Court, entered guilty pleas at Cardiff Magistrates on March 12. He was sentenced on the same day, receiving eight weeks in prison suspended for 18 months.

Cross will also do 225 hours of unpaid work.

He was made to pay costs of £85 and a surcharge of £154.