Police found man with knife and cocaine in Birchwood

Warrington Guardian: Halton Magistrates Court Halton Magistrates Court

AN 18-YEAR-OLD man was caught with a knife and cocaine in his pocket after police were called to a Birchwood street.


Benjamin Robinson, of Ireland Street, Longford, was captured by police on Violet Street at 4.30am on Sunday, May 11.


Halton Magistrates Court heard on Thursday how police were called to the road by residents who reported hearing men shouting to a neighbour to open their door.


Alison Warburton, prosecuting, said: “The defendant was found to be carrying a white powder in his jogging bottoms. He made an attempt to get away from the officer.”


After being captured police officers noticed he had a black handled knife in the back of his tracksuit bottoms.


In interview Robinson said he would take cocaine at the weekend with friends.


When asked why he was carrying it he said he did not think he would be getting stopped at that time of night but could not recall taking the knife.


Gary Heaven, defending, said on the night in question the defendant had been to a friends where they had taken cocaine.


“On leaving Robinson had stuck the cocaine in his pocket and for whatever reason the knife also went in the pocket,” Mr Heaven added.


“Only when the police arrived he realised the cocaine was there but also the knife and he move it.


“There was never any question of it being used.”


Robinson will be sentenced for possession of cocaine and possession of a bladed weapon at Warrington Crown Court at a later date.

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7:36am Tue 3 Jun 14

Daz@SankeyviaOrford says...

The knife went into his pocket said mr Heavan. "There was never any question of it being used" what load of cods wallop ! He is obviously a little scroat I hope the law comes down on him hard. WG Ireland st is orford not Longford. Just saying :)
The knife went into his pocket said mr Heavan. "There was never any question of it being used" what load of cods wallop ! He is obviously a little scroat I hope the law comes down on him hard. WG Ireland st is orford not Longford. Just saying :) Daz@SankeyviaOrford
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10:22am Tue 3 Jun 14

treebee says...

you must be so perfect that uve never done anything wrong get a grip n get a life the lads payin for his mistake dosent need the likes of you condemnin him aswell theres too many people to quick to judge others do u kno exactly wot ur children grandchildren are up too no didnt think so think before u start commentin might be ur child one day
you must be so perfect that uve never done anything wrong get a grip n get a life the lads payin for his mistake dosent need the likes of you condemnin him aswell theres too many people to quick to judge others do u kno exactly wot ur children grandchildren are up too no didnt think so think before u start commentin might be ur child one day treebee
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12:47pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Daz@SankeyviaOrford says...

treebee wrote:
you must be so perfect that uve never done anything wrong get a grip n get a life the lads payin for his mistake dosent need the likes of you condemnin him aswell theres too many people to quick to judge others do u kno exactly wot ur children grandchildren are up too no didnt think so think before u start commentin might be ur child one day
The lad is paying for his mistake ! In what way ? Don't you mean we the tax payer (not sure if that includes you treebee) will be paying for him and his "mistakes" as you put it. Snorting coke an carrying a knife to me is a deliberate act not a mistake. As for getting life I have a very good one thanks ( all down to hard work ) and before come back no silver spoon here either I was brought up in a shxx hole .
[quote][p][bold]treebee[/bold] wrote: you must be so perfect that uve never done anything wrong get a grip n get a life the lads payin for his mistake dosent need the likes of you condemnin him aswell theres too many people to quick to judge others do u kno exactly wot ur children grandchildren are up too no didnt think so think before u start commentin might be ur child one day[/p][/quote]The lad is paying for his mistake ! In what way ? Don't you mean we the tax payer (not sure if that includes you treebee) will be paying for him and his "mistakes" as you put it. Snorting coke an carrying a knife to me is a deliberate act not a mistake. As for getting life I have a very good one thanks ( all down to hard work ) and before come back no silver spoon here either I was brought up in a shxx hole . Daz@SankeyviaOrford
  • Score: 22

4:09pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Bewseylad says...

Some of these defence lawyers are worse than criminals with the excuses they dream up to try and justify the reason for crime
Some of these defence lawyers are worse than criminals with the excuses they dream up to try and justify the reason for crime Bewseylad
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