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CORRECTION: Leicester man sentenced following incident in Nuneaton

Please note the correction in BOLD to the original release.

Nathan Roberts

A man from Leicester was sentenced yesterday (6 July) in connection with an assault that took place in Nuneaton on 4 July.

Nathan Roberts, 30-years-old and from Leicester, was sentenced to 28 weeks in prison after appearing at Magistrates Court in Leamington Spa on Thursday.

He pleaded guilty to a section 4 public order offence, common assault and possession of a bladed article in a public place.

The incident happened at a property on Oaston Road, Nuneaton, where Roberts admitted assaulting a man in his 40's, who thankfully was not seriously injured.

The assault was reported to police, who quickly identified a man matching the description of the offender trying to make his way through Nuneaton train station.

Roberts was detained and arrested after officers discovered a 6 inch kitchen knife on his person.

Detective Sergeant Carl Buckley of Nuneaton CID said: "I hope this verdict shows how people who commit violent crime in our communities will be dealt with swiftly and brought to justice.

"Anyone who chooses to carry a knife should realise it is a choice that can impact the rest of your life and the lives of others, and I hope that the sentence passed down makes other people think twice."

Warwickshire Police urges anyone with information on a knife related crime to contact 101, or alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

 

Issued: 4.15pm, Friday 7 July, Paul Roberts, Corporate Communications

Updates: 10.40am, Monday 10 July, Paul Roberts, Corporate Communications

Published 07/07/17