Teenager had knife and drugs in Welwyn Garden City car park

PUBLISHED: 07:00 15 May 2018

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A teenager has admitted having a knife in a Welwyn Garden City car park without being able to give a reasonable excuse.

Matthew Harrison, 18, had a kitchen knife in George V car park on April 17.

When he appeared at St Albans Magistrates’ Court on May 4, he also admitted possession of seven small bags of cannabis resin in Welwyn Garden City on the same date.

Harrison, of Knella Road in Welwyn Garden City, was given a suspended sentence of eight weeks suspended for 12 months because magistrates considered the offence to be especially serious.

The youth was also given a 12-month supervision period.

He must carry out 180 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months.

The work will be supervised by a responsible officer.

Harrison was ordered to pay victim services £115.

He must also pay court costs of £85. The knife and drugs have been taken away to be destroyed.

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