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Nottingham man jailed for 13 months for affray and possession of a knife

A man pulled out a knife during a heated argument with another man in the street before running after him and kicking and punching him.

The victim had parked outside a restaurant in Huntingdon Street when Lemar Taylor came to his passenger side window and produced a knife.

Taylor, 28, walked away and discarded the knife in a pile of rubbish in a nearby car park.

Minutes later the victim was assaulted, suffering head and facial injuries, after he was chased and fell to the floor.

The blade discarded by Taylor was quickly recovered by police after they were called to the incident during the afternoon of 4 April 2021.

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He was caught on CCTV holding the knife and was later seen assaulting the victim.

Following extensive enquiries into the incident police arrested Taylor who was subsequently charged.

Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday (28 May 2021) Taylor, formerly of Sherwin Walk, St Ann’s, was jailed for 13 months after pleading guilty to charges of affray and possession of a bladed article in a public place.

Detective Sergeant Andy Buxton, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Knife crime and other serious violence causes devastation in our communities which is why the force treats incidents such as this with the utmost seriousness.

“Incidents of violent disorder will not be tolerated on our streets and we remain fully committed to further reducing knife crime offences, tackling behaviour which causes concern to residents, investigating reports and doing everything we can to keep people safe.”

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