Arnold man given suspended sentence after he was ‘seen brandishing knife’ on tram

 Arnold man given suspended sentence after he was ‘seen brandishing knife’ on tram

A man from Arnold who was seen brandishing a knife on a tram has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Simon Abbott, of Heddington Gardens, was seen holding the knife after getting into an altercation with another man who threw a plastic bottle at him on the tram at Waverley Street at around 8pm on May 10, 2019.

CCTV from the tram also confirmed the witness reports.

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The incident took place on a tram in Waverley Street in the city centre

The 41-year-old admitted possession of a bladed article and was sentenced to six months in prison – suspended for 18 months – at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday 20 December.

He was also ordered to pay a £150 victim surcharge and given a three-month curfew.

PC Craig Grimley, who led the investigation, said: “The incident was witnessed by a number of people and would have been distressing for people going about their business using the tram.

“Possession a knife in public is an offence and we will always seek to put people before the courts for carrying weapons.” 

Graham Finch

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