Hatfield teen had ‘credit card style’ knife in town

PUBLISHED: 07:00 23 November 2018

Parkhouse Court, Hatfield.  Picture: Google Street View

Parkhouse Court, Hatfield. Picture: Google Street View

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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.

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