16-year-old Army hopeful charged with carrying a knife in Chaddesden

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A 16-year-old Derby boy, who was hoping to join the army, has been charged with carrying a knife in Chaddesden.
He was arrested after we were called to a disturbance on Wood Road, Chaddesden at around 4.15am on the morning of Tuesday, March 12.
When officers attended they saw the boy start to run- off and after a short chase he was arrested and found in possession of a lock- knife.
He has now been charged with possession of a knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place and criminal damage to a door relating to the reported disturbance.
He will now appear at Southern Derbyshire Youth Court on Friday, April 5 and in the meantime has conditions not enter Chaddesden and to remain indoors at his home address between 7pm and 7am.
Inspector Richard Keene, who is in charge of Project Zao a Derbyshire initiative to reduce knife crime, said: “As we have previously reported we are working hard to educate the young people of Derbyshire in the dangers and consequences of carrying a knife.
“We understand that this young man was hoping to join the army and yet if he is convicted of this offence this would be unlikely.
“This of course would be such a shame but highlights the severe consequences as well as the dangers that carrying a knife holds.”
If you are worried about a young person you know who is carrying a knife please make contact with your local Safer Neighbourhood team on any of the following non-emergency methods:
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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