Jail for man found in Derby street with 12-inch carving knife
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A man has been jailed after being found with a 12-inch carving knife in a Derby street.
Tommy Dixon was stopped by officers in Pear Tree Road at 12.35pm on 23 November.
The 21-year-old was searched and he was found to be in possession of a large kitchen knife.
Dixon, of Holberry Gardens, Sheffield, was arrested and charged with possession of a knife in a public place. He was remanded in custody and appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on 24 November where he pleaded guilty and was remanded to prison.
He appeared at Derby Crown Court on 14 December where he was sentenced to eight months in jail.
The jailing of Dixon comes in the middle of Operation Wintershield, a multi-agency operation which focuses on reducing knife crime and serious violent crime across the county, especially amongst vulnerable groups such as children and young people.
The operation will run until the end of February 2022 and for its duration officers and staff will be sharing the excellent work that is going on to tackle the root cause of these often-devastating crimes.
You can follow the work on social media by following #OpWintershield
DS Kane Martin said: “On an all too frequent basis we see the devastating consequences that knives such as those carried by Tommy Dixon can have.
“There is no excuse to carry a weapon such as this – and as a force we will do all we can to target those who carry them, arrest them and see them jailed.
“I would also urge anyone who has information about someone who may be carrying a knife to contact the force in confidence at any time.”
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