A MAN was caught in public with a catapult and ball bearings.

Jordan Malcolm Dobson, 26, of Greenthwaite, Cleator Moor, was found in the town with the offensive weapon on September 5.

Dobson admitted the offence when he appeared at West Cumbria Magistrates' Court in Workington, and was ordered to carry out 40 hours' unpaid work.

He must also pay £85 costs and an £85 surcharge.