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

The 15-year-old boy threw this knife over a fence while being chased at Highbury and Islington stati

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

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.


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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.”

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

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