Kettering man put behind bars after being spotted with 'gun'

He was carrying the weapons in Kettering town centre

Tuesday, 26th July 2022, 6:00 am

A Kettering man who was arrested after a member of the public spotted him with a ‘gun’ has been jailed for 22 months.

Andrew Scott, of Lindsay Street, pleaded guilty to two charges of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and two further charges of possession of a knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place.

The 32-year-old had been walking through Kettering town centre on October 11 last year when a member of the public spotted a ‘gun’ in his trousers.

Andrew Scott, 32, of Lindsay Street, Kettering

Northants Police flooded the area, blocking off the street, as passengers waiting for buses near the Newland Street interchange watched on.

The 'gun' turned out to be a pellet gun and he also had been carrying a knife.

On July 22 at Northampton Crown Court he was sentenced to 22 months in prison and was ordered to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £156.