A MAN with mental health issues told police he had been carrying a knife because his girlfriend had dumped him. Blackburn magistrates heard when police approached David Brian Lowe he told them he had thrown the knife in a bin at the top of the road. Lowe, 28, of Woodside Road, Huncoat, pleaded guilty to possessing a knife in public and damaging a window belonging to The Mount. He was sent in custody to Burnley Crown Court to be sentenced. Parveen Akhtar, prosecuting, said the police were contacted by a member of the public who had seen Lowe carrying the knife at around 11 pm. When they spoke to Lowe he admitted he had been carrying the knife and that he had smashed the window because he was frustrated with the mental health services. She said it was the defendant's third conviction for possession of a knife. Gareth Price, defending, said all three offences had been very similar and none of them had involved any threats or brandishing of the knife. "He had been dumped by his girlfriend on that same day and he took out his frustrations on the window at The Mount," said Mr Price.