Teenager charged with possessing knife in Northfleet

teenager charged with possessing knife in northfleet

An alleged knife carrier has been charged with two offences as Kent Police continues to crack down on knife crime.

The 16-year-old, who is from the Chatham area, was detained in All Saints Road, Northfleet, by plain-clothed officers at around 6.05pm on Sunday 21 April 2019.

The officers, from the Gravesham Community Policing Team, were on a proactive patrol which was specifically targeting suspected knife carriers and drug dealers.

Following the boy’s detention, a two-inch knife is reported to have been seized along with a small quantity of what is suspected to be crack cocaine.

The teenager was charged with possessing a knife blade in a public place and possessing crack cocaine. He has been bailed to attend Medway Youth Court on Tuesday 21 May 2019.