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Two men have been sentenced to prison for knife offences and witness intimidation in Newbury

Jake Bozarth, aged 18, of Two Saints, Newbury, pleaded guilty to intimidating a witness and threatening a person with a blade/sharply pointed article in a public place, following a hearing at Reading Crown Court on Monday (18/3).

Two Men Have Been Sentenced To Prison For Knife Offences And Witness Intimidation In Newbury

Jake Blandford, aged 19, of Dickens Walk, Newbury, pleaded guilty to one count of intimidating a witness at the same hearing.

Two Men Have Been Sentenced To Prison For Knife Offences And Witness Intimidation In Newbury

On 11 September 2023 at around 2.05pm, police were called to Dickens Walk on the Nightingales Estate in the town in response to a report that a man had been threatened with a knife.

Two Men Have Been Sentenced To Prison For Knife Offences And Witness Intimidation In Newbury

The victim, a man aged in his twenties, was the victim of serious violence in an earlier incident in May 2023 and was supporting a police investigation.

Two Men Have Been Sentenced To Prison For Knife Offences And Witness Intimidation In Newbury

It transpired that the attack was witness intimidation by Bozarth and Blandford.

Two Men Have Been Sentenced To Prison For Knife Offences And Witness Intimidation In Newbury

Bozarth and Blandford were arrested on 14 September 2023 and were charged the following day.

Two Men Have Been Sentenced To Prison For Knife Offences And Witness Intimidation In Newbury

Returning to Reading Crown Court on Wednesday (15/5), Bozarth was sentenced to two years and four months in prison and Blandford was given ten months in prison.

Two Men Have Been Sentenced To Prison For Knife Offences And Witness Intimidation In Newbury

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