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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

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

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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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