Jail for man caught carrying machete to scare others

A man who carried a machete to protect himself and scare others has been jailed.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 4:56 pm

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.

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The knife recovered by police
The knife recovered by police

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.”