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Man jailed for possessing Stanley knife blade in grounds of Carlisle school

[A] MAN caught in possession of a Stanley knife blade in the grounds of a Carlisle school has been sent to prison.

Children had been sent home for the day by the time Anthony James Davidson was seen inside the perimeter of Inglewood Community Nursery and Infant School, Harraby.

Police were alerted to a “suspicious” male on the site, at 5-25pm on Thursday, January 12. And when they investigated 42-year-old Davidson was found to have the blade – minus a handle – in his pocket. In an interview he told an officer he had the implement to “scare people off and protect his life”.

Davidson was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court today (WED). He had admitted one charge of possessing an article with a blade or sharp point on school premises.

At the time of that crime he was subject to a suspended prison term. This was imposed in late 2015 after he chased youths while wielding a machete near his Petteril Bank Road home in the city.

Davidson was given a 15-month prison sentence today by Judge Peter Davies, who said having seen the small blade: “It is vicious and it is capable of causing serious injury.”

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