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Boy, 15, sentenced for carrying knife at Highbury and Islington

PUBLISHED: 13:53 15 August 2017 | UPDATED: 13:54 15 August 2017

The 15-year-old boy threw this knife over a fence while being chased at Highbury and Islington station. Picture: British Transport Police

The 15-year-old boy threw this knife over a fence while being chased at Highbury and Islington station. Picture: British Transport Police

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A 15-year-old boy has been sentenced to four months’ detention for possession of a 12-inch blade at Highbury and Islington station.

The boy, who cannot be named due to his age, was arrested by PCSOs on July 12.

He matched the description of a suspect in a robbery at the station earlier that day. When officers approached him, he ran over the footbridge.

As he did so, he stopped to throw an object over a fence. This turned out to be the blade in a sheath.

He was caught by the officers, and he was also found to be in possession of three wraps of cannabis.

The boy pleaded guilty to the blade and drug possession offences at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on August 3.

PC Ibi Ahmed said today: “I would like to commend the PCSOs for being able to stop the teenager and detain him whilst awaiting assistance.”

The four-month sentence will be split between custody and community work.

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