Southend man jailed after carrying knife in public

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A man who ran from officers while holding a lock knife in Southend town centre has been jailed.

Davy Bourke, 25, of Roots Hall Drive, Southend, received 13 months for one count of possession of a knife in a public place at Basildon Crown Court on Monday July 27.

He admitted the offence at Southend Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday June 23.

On Tuesday August 13, 2019, police received reports that Bourke had walked past the Hope Hotel public house in possession of a knife.

Officers attended and Bourke ran off into Seaway car park in Lucy Road and an officer used his Taser to safely apprehend him.

Bourke fell to the floor while holding a folding lock knife.

Chief Inspector Ian Hughes, District Commander for Southend, said: ““There really is no place for carrying knives in Southend. If you carry one there’s every chance you’ll be arrested and will spend time locked in a prison cell.”


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