Teenager charged with having an 8 inch knife in centre of Bury St Edmunds

An 18-year-old man has been charged with two counts of possession of a knife in a public place.

At 01:30am, in the early hours of today, Sunday 5 July, police out on patrol received reports of a man in the town, who was identified as a suspect in an incident that had taken place on 24 June. Officers responded and located a male teenager on Crown Street. He was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a knife in a public place and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Leo Baker of Tannery Drive, Bury St Edmunds has now been charged with possession of a knife in a public place, namely a kitchen knife with a blade approximately 8 inches long. Baker was also charged with possession of knife in a public place and with using threatening, abusive or insulting words/behaviour in a separate incident which took place on Wednesday 24 June on Maynewater Lane, Bury St Edmunds.

Baker has been bailed to appear before Ipswich Magistrates Court on 8 September.