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Man found carrying knife during stop and search is jailed

10 Jan 2019

A man has been jailed after a stop and search found him in possession of a knife.

Christopher Welch, 19, of Brantwood Road, Luton, was stopped by community officers on 16 November after reports of a group of men throwing stones at cars in Luton town centre.

Welch was searched and a kitchen knife was found in his right hand jacket pocket.

He was subsequently charged with possession of a bladed article in a public place. At Luton Magistrates’ Court this week, Welch was sentenced to six months in prison.

PC Jay Dhillon, who led the investigation, said: “This case shows that people face a spell behind bars for carrying a knife, which should act as a deterrent.

“Our officers are not afraid to use stop and search when it is appropriate. It is not acceptable that dangerous weapons are on our streets and this is a key power to help us stop knife crime.”

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