A teenager charged with a knife crime offence after a stop search in Finedon has been handed an 18-month community order.
On May 18, 2022, Wellingborough Neighbourhood Policing Officers stop searched Olatide Nathan, aged 19, in Poplar Road, and found a knife in his possession.
Appearing at Northampton Magistrates’ Court on June 13, he pleaded guilty to possession of a bladed article in a public place and was handed an 18-month community order, 150 hours of unpaid work and costs totalling £180.
PC Joe Duncombe, said: “Tackling knife crime is a matter of priority for Northamptonshire Police so I am pleased to see this guilty plea.
“Being in possession of a knife doesn’t make you safer or look stronger. If anything, it magnifies your weakness and makes you a target.
“Knives are so dangerous and young people who carry them often don’t realise the fatal consequences they can so easily have.
“As a force, we will continue doing all we can to take as many knives off our streets as possible and to put the offenders before the courts.”