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Man jailed for having knife in public

16 Jun 2021

A man who was caught with a knife in Peterborough city centre has been jailed.

John Lamb, 24, of Wake Road, Peterborough, was out drinking late on Saturday, 27 March, when he was stopped and searched by officers on Bridge Street.

It followed reports of an assault in the area and officers found Lamb was carrying a Stanley knife.

Lamb pleaded guilty to possession of a knife in public and was sentenced to eight months in prison at Peterborough Crown Court yesterday (15 June).

DC Melanie Mathieson said: “This case demonstrates how important stop and search powers are. Carrying a knife is completely unacceptable and actually puts you at more risk of being seriously harmed. When a knife is involved arguments can escalate and easily result in someone being killed.”

For more information on knife crime, or if you know someone who carries a knife, visit our website here. If you don’t wish to speak to the police, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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