A male who has five previous convictions for weapons offences has been given a suspended sentence after his sixth related offence.
Abdulazim Saud, 20, was convicted for being in unlawful possession of a knife in a public place following his arrest on 9th October 2019.
It is Saud’s sixth conviction for being in possession of a weapon in the last two years alone.
On 6th January 2021, Saud was given a two year suspended prison sentence for the offence.
One of Saud’s previous convictions came as a result of officers spotting Saud with a weapon as he walked the streets.
According to Hackney Police, On 5th December 2019 – less than two months after being found with a knife on him – Gangs Task Force officers spotted Saud on Amhurst Road.
When he saw officers, he ran and was seen to post an item through a letterbox of an address.
When officers searched the property where Saud had discarded the item, they found it to be a friction lock baton.
Saud was later charged and sentenced to 5 months imprisonment for that offence.
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