Woman, 20, given suspended sentence for carrying knife in St Albans

PUBLISHED: 10:59 06 February 2019 | UPDATED: 11:03 06 February 2019

St Albans Magistrates' Court. Picture: DANNY LOO

St Albans Magistrates' Court. Picture: DANNY LOO

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A 20-year-old woman from St Albans has been given a suspended prison sentence for carrying a knife.

Katie Allen, of Ladies Grove, was found guilty of carrying a folding pocket knife in a public place in St Albans on November 14 last year, with a blade longer than three inches.

She pleaded not guilty in December, but was later found guilty following a summary trial.

Allen was given a four month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, and ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months.

She was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £115 by April 17, and the pocket knife was confiscated and destroyed.


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