A man convicted of drug driving has been jailed after being found with a knife and saw on a Norwich street. 

Philip Cawley, 40, was arrested after police became suspicious of his actions after spotting him riding a bike on Hall Road, Norwich Magistrates’ Court was told.

He was seen trying to hide a folding saw and a paring knife in a bush on October 14 last year. 

Cawley, of no fixed abode, also failed a roadside test for cocaine after being stopped driving a Honda Civic on Constitution Hill on April 13. 

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He had been found guilty in his absence of drug driving, no insurance, possession of cocaine, diamorphine and bladed items.   

Emma Lloyd, mitigating, said there had been “no malice” in his possession of the knife and saw and it had been a “lapse of judgement”. 

She said had been on a “downward spiral” due to drugs and was now homeless.

Hearing he had two previous drug drive convictions, magistrates jailed him for six months and banned him from driving for three years and three months.