19-year-old man found guilty following incident in Oxted
Following the recent success of Safer Neighbourhood Team in spotting suspicious activity in Master Park, Oxted, a man has now been sentenced to unpaid work and fined.
On Friday, 18 May, the local Neighbourhood Team were patrolling the area when two Police Community Support Officers spotted some suspicious activity between two vehicles, and a group of people around the car in Master Park.
Numerous people were dispersed from the park and the dispersal order (under S34 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014), was authorised for 48 hours, covering the area of Oxted town centre including Oxted School, Oxted railway station, Masters Park and playing fields near to Mill Lane in Hurst Green.
A 19-year-old man was arrested and charged for possession of cannabis and possession of offensive weapons of metal chain and a sock with resin balls.
Sergeant Tom Griffin, of the Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “This is an excellent result and I hope this example sends a strong message to other individuals involved in this kind of activity in the community that we take no tolerance approach to such behaviour.
“I would also like to remind people that if you are concerned about a potential crime taking place, please report it to us by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency.”
Jack Tickner, from from St. Clair Close in Oxted, was sentenced in Guildford Crown Court on Friday, 15 June, to the total of 360 hours of unpaid community work, will have to pay £170 and was granted a destruction order after he was found guilty of two counts of possession an offensive weapon.
He was also found guilty of one count possession of cannabis and was granted a destruction order and fined £50.