Jail for man caught carrying machete to scare others
A man who carried a machete to protect himself and scare others has been jailed.
Officers from the Huntingdon neighbourhood policing team were on patrol on Edison Bell Way on Friday (23 April) when they stopped Tyrone Perry and two others.
The 19-year-old admitted he was carrying a knife and officers found a machete down his trousers. He told police it was to ‘scare people’ and for ‘self-defence’.
At Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court on Saturday (24 April), Perry, of Cambridge Street, Godmanchester, pleaded guilty to possession of a knife in a public place and was sentenced to four months in prison.
PC Tom Russell from the team said: “This weapon, in the wrong hands, could do much more than just scare someone. Often people think that carrying a weapon gives them protection. What is actually does is put them, their friends and family in danger and increase the chances of someone being hurt.”