Hatfield teen had ‘credit card style’ knife in town
PUBLISHED: 07:00 23 November 2018
A Hatfield teenager has faced court after carrying what has been described as a “credit card style” knife in the town.
Matthew Hovell, 19, appeared at St Albans Magistrates’ Court on November 9.
He admitted being unable to give a reasonable excuse for having the knife in Parkhouse Court, Hatfield, on March 25.
Hovell was given a community order.
He must carry out 80 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months and this work will be supervised by a responsible officer.
The resident of Lockley Crescent was also ordered to pay victim services £85 and £85 court costs.
The knife was taken away to be destroyed.