A MAN has admitted possession of a stun gun and a knuckle duster.

Ryan Coates (26), of Crossgates, Gilsland, pleaded guilty to the offences at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, October 7.

The court heard how on May 12 police found Coates in possession of the weapons.

He was ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and must pay £85 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.