Man denies threatening taxi driver with knife

Gbolahan Adelabu denied threatening a person with a knife at Ipswich Crown Court Picture: ARCHANT

Gbolahan Adelabu denied threatening a person with a knife at Ipswich Crown Court Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

A man has denied threatening a taxi driver with a knife and will face a trial next year.

Gbolahan Adelabu, 18, of Honeyman Close, Kilburn, London, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday to face a single charge of threatening a person with a bladed article.

The charge relates to an alleged incident on Bergholt Road, Colchester, on July 24 this year.

Adelabu, who wore a purple and white t-shirt in the dock, spoke only to confirm his name and enter his not guilty plea at the short plea and trial preparation hearing.

His trial has been put on a two-week warned list for March 8.


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The trial is expected to last two to three days.

Judge Emma Peters granted Adelabu unconditional bail ahead of his next court appearance.

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The judge warned Adelabu of the consequences of not attending his trial and told him to keep in contact with his legal team.

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