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23rd May, 2022

Man found with knives in town centre is jailed

A MAN has been jailed after being found with knives in Rugby.

Daniils Kovza, 34, of no fixed abode, was sentenced at Coventry Magistrates’ Court to 48 weeks imprisonment.

Kovza pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and possession of cannabis.

The court heard officers were alerted to a suspicious man hanging around in North Street on October 4.

Officers attended to find Kovza, who was wanted in connection with breach of a court order.

He was arrested and found to be in possession of two knives and cannabis.

In interview, Kovza admitted to possessing the knives and said he intended to smoke the cannabis.

PC Maisie Greaves, the investigating officer, said: “Warwickshire Police is committed to taking offensive weapons off the street.

“This sentence demonstrates the consequences of carrying a knife but it could have been so much worse if Kovza had used the knives and did something he may have regretted for the rest of his life.”

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