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Serial knife carrier claims he got no help with addiction and mental health issues after leaving prison

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A serial knife carrier claimed he got no help with his addiction and mental health issues after leaving prison.Airdrie Sheriff Court heard that Christopher Morley wanted to be sent back to jail when he called the police and asked to meet them.When officers turned up he handed over a knife from his jacket pocket.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

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This is your ninth conviction for that type of thing."But I accept that you didn't intend causing damage and were attempting to get

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