Corby man caught carrying machete, pocket knife and drugs found guilty after pleading his innocence

Morrissey has a history of offending dating back to when he was a teen

By Kate Cronin
Friday, 26th February 2021, 9:11 am
Mitchell Morrissey. Image: JPI Media.
Mitchell Morrissey. Image: JPI Media.

A 20-year-old from Corby caught with a machete and a knife has been found guilty by a court after a trial.

Mitchell Lee Morrissey, of Sarrington Road, Corby had already pleaded guilty to driving a black Ford Fiesta in Cliftonville Road, Northampton, in October 2019 without insurance or a licence.

He had also admitted possession of cannabis.

But Morrissey, who also goes by the pseudonym Carlton Cross, denied possession of a machete and a 7cm pocket knife in Billing Road, Northampton, and his case went to trial at Northampton Magistrates' Court on Wednesday (February 24).

After a trial, the magistrates found him guilty of both offences. He will be sentenced in May after a pre-sentence report has been prepared.

Previously of Uppingham and Rothwell, Morrissey has a history of offending dating back several years.

When he was just 17, Morrissey was convicted of theft and of taking a car without the consent of the owner. He was then brought back to court again when he failed to pay the £320 in fines.