Saturday 4 December 2021
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Man found in possession of 12-inch kitchen knife sentenced

A man was found in possession of a 12-inch kitchen knife after trying to run from the police in Newark has been sentenced.

Jake Hobson, 20, was stopped and searched by a police officer in Queen’s Road shortly before 12.30 am on Saturday 5 October 2019.

As he attempted to wrestle free the knife became visible in the waistband of his trousers. After a brief struggle, he was arrested.

Hobson, of Kirkby Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday (5 September) and was sentenced to one month in prison suspended for 12 months for carrying a bladed article in a public place. He was also given a 20-day rehabilitation order requirement.

Inspector Heather Sutton, district commander for Newark and Sherwood, said: “Carrying a deadly weapon in public is an incredibly serious offence and simply won’t be tolerated on the streets of Nottinghamshire.

“People who carry knives are not only a danger to other people but also to themselves. So if we find you in possession of a knife we will arrest you and you could well end up in court.”