Man from Harrow jailed after being found with knife

A man from Harrow has sentenced to 46 weeks’ imprisonment following a stop and search by officers. [Jailed: Duval Evans]

A man from Harrow has sentenced to 46 weeks’ imprisonment following a stop and search by officers.

 

Duval Evans, 19, from Eastcote Lane, South Harrow was arrested and charged on Tuesday, 11 April for possession of a controlled drug, possession of an offensive weapon and assault of a police officer.

 

He pleaded guilty at Hendon Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 17 May and was sentenced to 46 weeks’ imprisonment. 

 

Following a stop and search by officers in Harrow, who were wearing body worn cameras, Evans was stopped near Austen Road in Harrow. 

 

During the search, the officer found a weapon in Duval’s jacket pocket. Duval tried to run away holding onto the knife. A struggle ensued and Duval was arrested.

 

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Police Sergeant PJ Jones, from Harrow, said: “We have the support of our local communities and partners to target knife carriers.

“Communities are now speaking out about their intolerance of those who continue to endanger lives by carrying weapons. 

“We will stop those who carry knives, we will search them, and we will imprison them to protect our residents. 

“This sentence demonstrates the courts dedication to sentencing knife carriers to custodial sentences.“

 

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