Corby man Mitchell Morrissey avoids prison after being found with drugs, a machete and a knife

He had initially denied the offences

By Kate Cronin
Saturday, 22nd May 2021, 10:00 am
Mitchell Lee Morrissey
Mitchell Lee Morrissey

A 21-year-old from Corby has been given a suspended prison sentence after he was caught in possession of a machete and a 7cm pocket knife.

Mitchell Lee Morrissey was driving a black Ford Fiesta in Cliftonville Road, Northampton, in October 2019 without insurance or a licence and was caught with the two weapons as well as cannabis.

He had originally pleaded not guilty but was found guilty by magistrates following a trial.

On Monday (May 17) he appeared before the court in Northampton where he was given a six month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months. He must take part in 30 rehabilitation activity days, complete a Thinking Skills programme, do 200 hours of community service and pay £500 in costs and fees.

Morrissey, of Sarrington Road, has a history of offending including theft, of taking a car without the consent of the owner as a juvenile and of failing to pay the fines he accrued.