An Oldham man has been spared jail after admitting criminal damage, possession of a knife and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Gareth Bardsley admitted the three offences during a recent appearance at Tameside Magistrates' Court.

The offences all took place on a single day in December last year.

He caused £200 worth of damage to a window, was in possession of a knife on Westway in Shaw and drove a Vauxhall Astra when he had 68 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

The legal limit is 35.

The 26-year-old was given an eight week sentence suspended for a year.

The man from Blackshaw Lane in Royton was given ten points on his licence, fined £346 and ordered to pay £200 in compensation to the person whose window he damaged.