A Wickwar teenager who escaped jail, despite being found in possession of a knife and drugs, has been banned from driving for 12 months.

Jack Knowler, 19 of Cotswold View, was pulled over by police at around 3am in the morning on March 22 because he was driving without headlights.

He was found with a kitchen knife and cannabis, before a positive drug-swipe test.

Knowler was then arrested and taken to the police station.

He appeared at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court last week and was banned from driving for 12 months, fined him £120 and ordered him to pay £85 prosecution costs.