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.
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.”