Man in court for knife possession

A MAN is due to appear in court today after being found in possession of knives in Southend just hours after a man was stabbed in the town centre

Police stepped up patrols on Bank Holiday Monday following a stabbing in Warrior Square on Sunday morning. The investigation continues.

During the increased police patrols, Matthew Hull was arrested and charged with being in possession of a butterfly knife in York Road.

The 48-year-old unemployed man from York Road has been detained in police custody prior to his appearance at Southend Magistrates Court.

A 27-year-old man from Leigh was also arrested after being found in possession of a lock knife. He has been charged and released on police bail prior to his appearance at Southend Magistrates Court on May 24.

Neighbourhood Policing Supt Nick Morris said: "Monday’s increased police presence underlines our determination to crack down on violent crime in the town.

"Our aim is both to deter anyone thinking of carrying a weapon to commit an act of violence and to arrest them if they are foolish enough to do so.”

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12:33pm Tue 7 May 13

perini says...

Isn't there a mandatory 5 years for unlawfully carrying a knife in a public place?
Isn't there a mandatory 5 years for unlawfully carrying a knife in a public place? perini

6:40pm Tue 7 May 13

hoppie says...

perini wrote:
Isn't there a mandatory 5 years for unlawfully carrying a knife in a public place?
There might be but the Courts won't use it.
Both knives are the illegal type.
[quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: Isn't there a mandatory 5 years for unlawfully carrying a knife in a public place?[/p][/quote]There might be but the Courts won't use it. Both knives are the illegal type. hoppie

8:09am Wed 8 May 13

pembury53 says...

hoppie wrote:
perini wrote: Isn't there a mandatory 5 years for unlawfully carrying a knife in a public place?
There might be but the Courts won't use it. Both knives are the illegal type.
Your right, of course they wont. But it was ridiculous playing to the galleries politics anyway..... 5 years for 'carrying a knife' when sentences for acts of extreme violence are often far less....
[quote][p][bold]hoppie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: Isn't there a mandatory 5 years for unlawfully carrying a knife in a public place?[/p][/quote]There might be but the Courts won't use it. Both knives are the illegal type.[/p][/quote]Your right, of course they wont. But it was ridiculous playing to the galleries politics anyway..... 5 years for 'carrying a knife' when sentences for acts of extreme violence are often far less.... pembury53

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