Teenager sentenced for carrying knife found in Finedon stop and search

He pleaded guilty at Northampton Magistrates’ Court

Thursday, 16th June 2022, 1:20 pm

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.

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Olatide Nathan, of Heath Green Grove, Birmingham, was stopped in Poplar Road, and was found to have a knife in his possession

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.”

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