Man jailed after being found with knife in Derby street
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A man has been jailed after being found with a knife in a Derby street.
Fasil Hussain was stopped by officers in Pear Tree Road at 12.35pm yesterday afternoon (23 November).
The 36-year-old was searched and he was found to be in possession of a large kitchen knife.
Hussain, of St James, Derby, 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 today (24 November) where he pleaded guilty and was sent to prison for 26 weeks.
This latest result comes a week after the force launched 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
DCI Matt Croome said: “As a force we will not stand for people carrying knives and I hope the swift justice that has seen Hussain jailed sends a clear message to anyone who is thinking of acting in the same manner.
“Across the county, officers work day and night to ensure that those who are carrying knives are identified and taken off the streets.
“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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