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Leiston: Man arrested for allegedly carrying a hatchet in public

15:04 10 April 2014

Police are on the hunt for a man who approached a seven-year-old boy

Police are on the hunt for a man who approached a seven-year-old boy


Police officers have arrested a man on suspicion of carrying a hatchet in public.


Barney Hockley, 23, of no fixed abode, was arrested in Cross Street, Leiston, yesterday afternoon.

He was initially arrested for possession of an offensive weapon. Officers also recovered a quantity of cannabis, a number of wraps containing a class A drug and cash.

He was subsequently charged with possession of heroin with intent to supply, possession of morphine (a class A drug) with intent to supply and possession of cannabis.

He was also charged with two counts of possession of a knife blade or sharp pointed article in a public place – relating to a black hatchet and a pair of scissors – and two counts of failing to attend/remain for assessment following a test for the presence of a class A drug.

He is due before magistrates in Ipswich today.


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