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Sutton-in-Ashfield man sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court for carrying 12-inch knife in Newark

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

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

Nottingham Crown Court. (26175368)
Nottingham Crown Court. (26175368)

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, September 5 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.”

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