Prison sentence for man convicted of affray in Milton Keynes

A man has been sentenced to imprisonment and made subject to a Criminal Behaviour Order after being convicted of affray.

Wednesday, 12th September 2018, 2:11 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th September 2018, 2:28 pm
Jailed: Alex Findlay

Alex Findlay, aged 19, of Bronte Avenue, Milton Keynes, pleaded guilty to one count of affray at Aylesbury Crown Court on Monday.

At around 3.30pm on Monday, May 14 this year, police were called to reports of men and teenage boys running around the Westcroft District Centre in Milton Keynes brandishing weapons, including machetes.

Findlay was arrested the next day and later charged with one count of affray.

Findlay was jailed for 10 months.

The terms of his Criminal Behaviour, which is in place for three years, are that he must not associate or communicate with a named individual, he must not approach, threaten, intimidate or communicate directly with three other people, and must not act in a manner that causes, or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress, namely, to threaten, intimidate, fight, shout, swear or be verbally abusive to any other person in the area of Milton Keynes.

He is also banned from entering the Westcroft area.

Investigating officer PC Tom Hughes said: “I hope that this sentence delivers a positive message to the community that anybody intimidating and threatening violence will be dealt with robustly.

“Thames Valley Police does not tolerate such behaviour and we will deal with anyone carrying, using or threatening people with offensive weapons and bring them to justice.

“I would urge members of the public who have any concerns of this nature to report them via 101 or 999 in an emergency.”

> In a court hearing earlier this month, two boys, aged 16 and 17 years old, were sentenced in connection with the same incident.