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Six months in prison for carrying a knife on the Underground – Kenton, Brent

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A dangerous weapon is off the streets and a man is behind bars for six months, following a BTP investigation. 
 
Jordan Marblestein-Evans, aged 24 and of Braemer Avenue, Wembley appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 23 July where he admitted a charge of possession of a bladed article in a public place. 
 
On the 24 June, officers at Kenton station stop and searched Jordan after they had suspicion he was in possession of a knife. Concealed in his trousers was a five inch kitchen knife. 
 
At court Jordan was handed a sentence of six months’ imprisonment and ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge. 
 
Sergeant Will Leyshon from British Transport Police, said: “This was the second time that Jordan was caught with a knife in his possession, I’m pleased the magistrates imposed a custodial sentence. 
 
“There can be no excuse for carrying a knife, we’ll continue to work hard to crack down on knife crime and make sure offenders are handed the toughest of sentences.  I hope this sentence sends a warning to others, if you’re carrying a knife on the Tube network, we will catch you.” 
 
Steve Burton, Director of Compliance and Policing at Transport for London, said: “Carrying a knife is unacceptable and dangerous. We welcome Marblestein-Evans’s sentencing and will continue to work with the police to bring other offenders to justice. Thankfully instances of knife crime on our network are very low and this sentencing shows it will not be tolerated.
 
"London’s transport network is a safe, low crime environment, where very few of the 15 million journeys made each day involve anyone experiencing or witnessing a crime. Customer and staff safety is our top priority, which is why we invest in a comprehensive network of 12,000 cameras across the Tube network and dedicated transport police officers.”

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