Derby man charged having been found in possession of knife in public
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We have arrested and charged a Derby man after he was searched and found with a knife in his possession.
The incident happened at around 9.50am last Friday, March 20 when officers searched the man on Harrington Street and found him carrying the pictured knife.
Antony Bilson, 30 years of Shaftesbury Crescent has been charged with possession of a knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place and will appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 6 April.
Inspector Keith Chambers, who is in charge of policing in the Normanton and Peartree area of the city, said: “We will always take positive action where we suspect people are carrying sharp bladed weapons in public.
“Whilst all my officers are busy dealing with the unprecedented situation that the Covid-19 Coronavirus is causing, it does not mean that the fight against this type of crime stops.
“This week is the national Operation Sceptre, a co-ordinated approach to fighting knife crime, and our officers will continue to act on intelligence and use their stop and search powers appropriately as they do all year round.”
If you have concerns about anyone carrying a knife or this type of crime in your community, contact us using any of the following non-emergency contact methods:
- Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
- Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
- Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
- Phone – call us on 101.
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org