Man who had kitchen knife in Stevenage street jailed for 30 weeks

PUBLISHED: 18:35 18 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:23 19 January 2018

A Stevenage man has been jalled for 26 weeks after being found with a kitchen knife in Stevenage

A Stevenage man has been jalled for 26 weeks after being found with a kitchen knife in Stevenage

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A Stevenage man has been jailed after admitting having a kitchen knife with him in a public place.

Djemal Balkay, 35, from Greydells Road in the town, was found guilty of having the knife after a trial at Stevenage Magistrates’ Court in September and was sentenced at Hatfield Remand Court on Monday.

He was found to have possessed the knife in Weston Road, Stevenage, on June 20.

He also admitted failing to surrender to custody at Stevenage Magistrates’ Court having been released on bail on September 25.

He also admitted stealing £250 belonging to one Peter Smith on October 11, 2017.

Chairman of the bench Stephen Bubb jailed him for 30 weeks after taking previous offences into account.

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