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Monday, 21 June 2021

Man who boasted about possession of a machete on social media sentenced

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A man who brandished a large machete and boasted about it on social media has been sentenced.

Noat Peet, 19, from Worksop pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon appeared via video link at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court.

The charges relate to an incident on 31 August which showed a Snapchat video of a man holding a large machete walking around Worksop.

In the video, Peet said ‘People won’t take me for a mug’ and stated he will ‘chop people up.’

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A member of the public who saw the video rang the control room and shared the video.

Peet was arrested two days later by officers.

He was in court last week and was given an eight weeks imprisonment, suspended for 12-months, as well as a fine of £213, ordered to do 150 hours community service and 20 days probation activity.

Police Constable Dean Fenton, who made the arrest, said: “People carrying and brandishing weapons which can cause so much devastation will not be tolerated in the Worksop area and this proves that we will move quickly to arrest these individuals and put them before the courts.”