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Rainham man caught with 10-inch knife in waistband spared jail

PUBLISHED: 15:41 12 June 2015 | UPDATED: 15:41 12 June 2015

He concealed this knife in his waistband. Picture: Havering Police

He concealed this knife in his waistband. Picture: Havering Police

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A man who hid a 10-inch knife in his waistband after being caught speeding has been spared jail.

Jay Ojo, 25, of South Street, Rainham, was handed an eight week sentence suspended for 12 months at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

On Sunday he “appeared agitated” when talking to police after being stopped on the Southend Arterial Road for speeding.

Officers found a 10-inch folding knife in his waistband when he was searched and he was charged with possession of an offensive weapon.

He pleaded guilty the following day.

Sgt Charlie Routley of Havering Police said: “Anyone who feels that it is ok to carry a knife should be aware it is a criminal offence and they will be arrested and brought before the courts. We will not tolerate knife carrying in Havering.”

Ojo was also fined £180 and a further £165 costs.

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