Man jailed for possessing knife in Church Langley and Gilden Park
Crime / Fri 23rd Sep 2022 pm30 12:57pm
A HARLOW man has been jailed for possessing a hunting knife in the Gilden Park area of Harlow.
John Hawkins, aged 65, of Myrtle Close, Harlow was sentenced for the following at Chelmsford magistrates court.
On September 17th, 2022, had with you, without good reason or lawful authority, in a public place Rushton Grove, Harlow an article which had a blade or was sharply pointed, namely a locking knife.
On July 26th, 2022 at Harlow had with you, without good reason or lawful authority, in a public place Myrtle Close, Harlow an article which had a blade or was sharply pointed, namely hunting style knife.
On July 26th, 2022 at Harlow used threatening or abusive words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress thereby.
Hawkins was jailed for 26 weeks. The court report stated that the “offence so serious because second strike knife crime”.
He was also fined $300.00
I know the £ dropped a bit today but are we really giving fines in $ now?
Call me old fashioned but it should be knives not knifes.
It’s a shame people are getting locked up for possession of a knife. I was given my first knife by my father when I was aged around 10 in the 1970s. One of his pen knives. The thought never entered my head to harm anyone with it. All kids had them for sharpening sticks and so on. Nobody was ever stabbed with them. As usual the overwhelming majority who might want to carry a knife for one reason or other - or even no reason - are persecuted because we have a minority element in our society who don’t know how to control themselves.