Teenager jailed for string of knife crime offences
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A 19-year-old man has been jailed after threatening other teenagers with a knife and machete in Derby.
Ki Grant-Finlayson, of Addison Road, Derby appeared at Derby Crown Court on 8 March and was sentenced to serve 21 months in a young offenders’ institution.
He had earlier admitted three counts of threatening behaviour, two counts of possessing a knife in a public place, assaulting a police officer, criminal damage, and possession of a machete.
The incidents happened between August 2020 and August 2021.
The first of which was in the Boots store in Derby city centre where Grant-Finlayson brandished a knife in a fight with another man.
He was arrested in September 2020 after the first offence, which also saw him in breach of a three-year Youth Rehabilitation Order after an affray he committed in November 2019.
The 19-year-old was summonsed to court in 2020 in relation to these matters and, again, in May 2021 after a further arrest and summons. This time for an incident in Francis Street, Derby where Grant-Finlayson threatened some teenagers with a knife, kicked a police officer in the face, and spat on a police car.
On both occasions he was bailed by the courts.
In September 2021 Grant-Finlayson was arrested and remanded into prison custody after chasing two people with a machete in Addison Road in August that year.
We are bringing you this update as part of Operation Wintershield - a force wide, multi-agency operation to reduce knife crime and serious violent crime across the county, especially amongst vulnerable groups such as children and young people.
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