A MOTHER who confiscated a knife from her son when she found out it was real rather than fake has been given a six-week curfew.

Emma Suzanne Cosgrove, 37, put the eight-inch lock knife in her bag and forgot about it, Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told.

Alyson Goldsmith, defending, said the knife had been given to Cosgrove's son, eight, as part of a camping set.

She did not remember it was still at the bottom of her bag when she was searched by police investigating something else.

Chantel Lowery Green, prosecuting, said police had stopped Cosgrove while she was in her car.

Cosgrove admitted possessing a knife in public and breaching a 12-month conditional discharge.

She was ordered to undergo 12 months of supervision and attend a programme to make her think more clearly.

She was also given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £85 in costs and a £60 victim surcharge.