Man sentenced for possession of offensive weapons in Milton Keynes

A man has received a custodial sentence for possession of bladed articles in a public place in Milton Keynes.

Monday, 6th June 2016, 12:53 pm
Updated Monday, 6th June 2016, 4:32 pm

At Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday, Samson Ampadu, aged 29, of St Helena Avenue, Newton Leys, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a knife/blade/sharp pointed article in a public place.

He was sentenced to seven months’ imprisonment.

Shortly after 5am on February 7 2016 Ampadu made a threatening gesture towards a man in Pengelly Court, Fishermead. He returned 30 minutes later with a machete and a saw, which he was seen scraping together outside the window of the property which the victim was inside.

He was observed by a member of the public and another resident.

Officers attended and arrested Ampadu and he was charged the following day.

“I would like to thank the victim and witnesses who came forward in this case for their continued support which led to the successful conviction,” said investigating officer PC Jade Trower, based at Milton Keynes police station.

“The sentence demonstrates that offences of this nature, which can be concerning for people in the local community, will not be tolerated.”