Peterborough man admits possession of knife on main city road after call from concerned resident

A Peterborough man has admitted possessing a knife in public after a resident contacted police due to their concern.

By Stephen Briggs
Thursday, 20th January 2022, 2:00 pm

Police were called at about midday on Friday (14 January) with reports that 50-year-old Earl Allen was walking down Oundle Road in Woodston holding a large kitchen knife.

Officers located Allen and arrested him on suspicion of possession of a knife in a public place.

He was later charged and remanded to appear in court the following day (Saturday 15 January) where he admitted the offence.

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The knife seized by police

Allen, of Oundle Road, was released on court bail to appear at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court for a pre-sentencing hearing on 3 February.

Anyone with information about someone who carries a knife is urged to report it to police online at